Cheaper than MetanX for ladies with MTHFR mutations/thrombophilia

19 10 2012

From Moni of the Yahoo e-group on Reproductive Immunology:

Metanx is recommended for thrombophilia patients, as it contains the activated forms of 3 B vitamins that we can readily absorb. I looked it up and here are the amounts of the three activated B vitamins found in each tablet of Metanx:

L-methylfolate (same as Metafolin, also known as 5-MTHF): 3 mg
Pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (B6 p-5-p): 35 mg
Methylcobalamin (activated B12): 2 mg

For the methylfolate, if you go to Amazon and see the Life Extension brand, they have it in 1mg (or 1000mcg, same thing) pills which is what I have ordered:
http://www.amazon. com/gp/product/ B003S5RVM4/ ref=oh_details_ o01_s00_i00

You would need three of these to reach the 3mg amount found in each MetanX pill.

As for the B6 p-5-p, I found it in 25mg doses (Source Naturals brand):
http://www.amazon. com/Source- Naturals- Coenzymated- 25mg-Tablets/ dp/B001G7R44Q/ ref=sr_1_ 5?s=hpc&ie= UTF8&qid= 1350916121& sr=1-5&keywords= Source+Naturals+ p+5+p

This is a bit under the of 35 mg amount found in each Metanx pill. I know that too much B6 can cause LUFS or poor ovulation, so you will not want to go over 100mg/day of any kind of B6. (Look for it in any other multivitamins you are taking also to be sure.)

And for the B12 Methyl Cobalamin, I found it in 1000 mcg doses (same as 1mg) – you would need to take 2 of these to reach the same amount in one pill of Metanx (2mg):
http://www.amazon. com/gp/product/ B002FJW3ZY/ ref=oh_details_ o02_s00_i02

I think most women taking MetanX take 2 pills of it a day, so that means *double everything* if you want to reach the same amounts of these B vitamins found in a full daily dose:

L-methylfolate (same as Metafolin, also known as 5-MTHF): 6 mg/day
Pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (B6 p-5-p): 70 mg/day
Methylcobalamin (activated B12): 4 mg/day

 

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