L Methylfolate aka Deplin

Relevant again as my yearly summer depression is in full swing.


As I was talking to my doctor about all the genetic testing I’d had done, he exclaimed that he had failed to see that I didn’t have the enzyme that converts Folic acid to Folate (Vitamin B9) , and he should have prescribed Deplin for me! That is what Nestlé Health Science calls L Methylfolate. They call it medical food.

Folate (http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/folate) is necessary for making nucleic acids (DNA, RNA) and it is the precursor of many neurotransmitters, such as Dopamine, Norepinephrine, and Serotonin! Illustrations of all are below.

Wow! I’d say that was an important omission! Ummmm Dopamine, Serotonin, Norepinephrine!? Depression much? I asked him how, without L methylfolate, how in the world was I even alive? I mean DNA and RNA are pretty necessary for cellular and organismal life! He said I’d gotten enough in my diet, (meat, chicken, fish have L Methylfolate in them) therefore I had survived. But…

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5 thoughts on “L Methylfolate aka Deplin

  1. I’m so, so, SO damn sorry about the evil summer depression.
    I hope the Deplin helps STAT!!!!!
    Love you, Lady Samina,

    p.s. to the beautiful Lady S, the last few Bipolar 1 blog posts didn’t show up on Twitter (that’s how I usually know about them) – maybe there was a glitch? XOXOXOX


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