BodyBio Folinic Acid, 60 count BodyBio Folinic Acid contains 800 mcg of folinic acid. In contrast to folic acid, a synthetic form of folate, folinic acid is one of the forms of folate found naturally in foods. Folate deficiency is believed to be the most common vitamin deficiency in the world due to food processing, food selection, and intestinal disorders. Folinic acid, also known as 5-formyl tetrahydrofolate, is an active form of a group of vitamins known as folates. In contrast to folic acid, a synthetic form of folate, folinic acid is one of the forms of folate found naturally in foods. Folate deficiency is believed to be the most common vitamin deficiency in the world due to food processing, food selection, and intestinal disorders. In the body folinic acid may be converted into any of the other active forms of folate. When taking folate it is recommended that you take adequate amounts of Vitamin B-12 as methylcobalamin. Made for BodyBio by Health Products Distributors, Inc. 60 ct. What is folinic acid? Folinic acid is an intermediate in the metabolism of folic acid, the active form into which the acid is converted in the body. What is folinic acid used for? Folinic acid is used as an antidote to folic acid antagonists, such as methotrexate, which blocks the conversion of folic acid to folinic acid. It is among the most common vitamin deficiencies, and is recognized as being essential to the prevention of congenital abnormalities. It works to maintain healthy homocysteine levels. What is the recommended dose of folinic acid? Take one capsule daily with meals, or as directed by your healthcare provider. What are the side effects of folinic acid? None have been reported. About BodyBio, the company BodyBio was founded in 1995 by Dr. Patricia Kane and her entrepreneurial partner and husband, Edward Kane. In 1995, Ed and Patricia Kane, Ph.D. developed a medical database program that would produce a list of required nutrients based on an individual?s blood chemistry results. It links nutritional deficiencies to a person?s blood chemistry/CBC and red cell fatty acids, and provides recommendations to correct those deficiencies, known as The BodyBio Report. Focusing on evidence based nutrition for over 25 years, Dr. Kane has written numerous articles and books for both the scientific community and the public. Dr. Kane?s primary interest is in fatty acids, nutritional biochemistry, cell membrane function and neurological disturbances, and has a long standing interest in the challenging areas of seizure disorders, autism, traumatic brain injury, MS, ALS, Parkinson?s, CFIDS, and heavy metal toxicity. Her dedication and success in working with children and adults with fragile brain architecture and patients with challenging neurological problems has brought her widespread recognition in the field of nutritional biochemistry. Dr. Kane works with doctors across the country addressing complex metabolic disorders and lipid disturbances with targeted nutritional intervention. Dr. Kane serves as Director of Medical Research at BodyBio, having developed a biomedical analysis system for fatty acid and biochemical testing. Her expertise in boldly addressing complex metabolic aberrations and lipid disturbances with targeted nutritional intervention for neurological disorders has led to direct nutrient application utilized by medical doctors worldwide. Her clinical experience, working with physicians, spans 30 years.