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Optimal Folate Blend

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A blend of three key forms of folate: folic acid, 5-formyltetrahydrofolate, and L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF).

  • Can help prevent birth defects
  • Known to lower homocysteine levels
  • Supports nervous system and mental function
  • Essential for the formation of DNA and RNA
  • Encourages prenatal health
  • Promotes breast health

30 Tablets

Optimal Folate Blend

What it is:

Optimal Folate Blend is 800 mcg. of pharmaceutical grade folic acid, 5-formyl tetrahydrofolate, and L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate. It is a pre “broken down” folate to enhance folate metabolism. It is estimated that 25% of individuals do not have the ability to activate folic acid due to genetic variability. Therefore having a L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, body ready “nature identical” folate is especially important.  While it is very expensive to test for this genetic deficiency, it is inexpensive to supplement with our Optimal Folate for assured folate metabolism.

What it does:

Folate plays a vital role in the production of red blood cells. Taking the adequate amount of folate before conception is known to help reduce the risk of neural-tube defects such as spina bifida. Folate is essential for the formation of DNA and RNA (our genetic blueprints) at the cellular level and is particularly important for body tissues that have fast cell production and turnover such as bone marrow and the intestinal tract. It’s also required for the synthesis and breakdown of amino acids. A deficiency in folic acid can affect the nervous system and brain function. 


East West Essentials Optimal Folate is designed to provide the precursor for DNA synthesis and erythrocyte formation, thus reducing the risk of miscarriage and/or neural tube defects. L-5-MTHF plays an important role in the detoxification of a variety of compounds, including environmental toxins (such as mercury, lead, arsenic and tin), medications, and some of the body's excess hormones. Inadequate levels of L-5-MTHF may cause potentially toxic build-up of estrogens in the body, which may increase the risk of breast, and other cancers. Also, daily supplementation with folic acid is known to lower homocysteine levels. 

Daily Schedule:

Take one tablet daily.


All of us at East West Essentials have a passion for wellness and want to help you reach your goal of creating a family. We are here to support you throughout your journey. Our wellness specialists have led hundreds of people through our products and programs, leading to successful pregnancies, in and outside of our clinics. Please give us a call if you have any questions.

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If you have any major health concerns, check with your healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of reach of children.


Keep tightly closed in a clean, dry place.


Do not use if safety seal is missing or broken.

East West Essentials products are manufactured in an NSF certified GMP registered facility. GMP refers to the Good Manufacturing Practice regulations as put forth by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Customer Reviews

"Easy to use." (Posted by: Jenn N. on 4/7/16)
My Dr. recommended I take the East West Essentials Optimal Folate Blend two years ago because breast cancer runs in my family. He said it was in the correct folic acid form I needed and that some people don't have the gene to absorb folic acid. I am so happy he recommended it. The capsules are small and easy to swallow. Price is great. Please don't change anything.

"Easy to Swallow" (Posted by: Ann on 5/30/13)
I bought these to supplement the folate acid along with my prenatal vitamin. I take two of them a day and they've been fine - the pills are quite small which makes them easy to swallow. All of my doctors are pleased that I include this supplement daily. I have been taking these for many years.