Stellar Activ-FOLATE

Metabolically Active Folate


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30’s Nappi Code: 723196001 | Barcode: 6009880503063
120’s Nappi Code: 723196002 | Barcode: 6009880503070

Stellar Activ-FOLATE

Metabolically Active Folate


  incl. 15% VAT

Stellar Activ-FOLATE could be of benefit for the following Persons –

  • Women’s Health – Women require folate for many reasons. Folate is beneficial for reproductive health, hair growth, brain health, red blood cell production and many other functions in the body. It is also important that women who are on an oral contraceptive supplement with folate to replenish the folate that the oral contraceptive is depleting. 
  • Pre-conception and for the first Trimester of Pregnancy – Folate is important prior to conception and for the First Trimester of Pregnancy for the prevention of Neural Tube Defects and for Healthy Red Blood Cell Production. Folate is also a nice product to use if a Pregnant Mother is suffering from Morning sickness and cannot tolerate other Vitamins and Minerals during her First Trimester of Pregnancy. If no other Vitamin matters in early Pregnancy, Folate matters!
  • Anti-Depressants – Folate (as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate) is the only form of folic acid that can cross the blood-brain-barrier and is essential to produce the “happy” Neurotransmitters of the brain such as Dopamine, Serotonin and Norepinephrine. Many studies have also shown that a low folate status can reduce the effectiveness of your Anti-Depressant and thus it is important to use Folate as an adjunct to your Anti-Depressant.  
  • Chronic Medication – Chronic Medications such as Methotrexate and Anticonvulsants can cause folate deficiencies within the body, and thus it is important to use Folate as an adjunct to your Chronic Medication to replenish depleted Folate within the body. 

Stellar Activ-FOLATE containing 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) does not need to be broken down by the body like conventional Synthetic Folic Acid. This means that 5-MTHF is ready to be used by the body immediately. 5-MTHF is 7x more bioavailable (better absorbed) than Synthetic Folic Acid. Folate during pregnancy helps to prevent Neural Tube Defects (NTD’s) in your baby and is essential for the development of Baby’s Brain and Spinal Cord. 

Active Folate is the only form of Folate that can cross the Brain-Blood-Barrier and thus has benefits for both Mom and Baby’s Brain. Folate is essential to produce many Neurotransmitters in the Brain. Folate can also be of great benefit in helping to prevent post-partum depression. 

Stellar Activ-FOLATE can be used prior to conception (before pregnancy), throughout pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.

Stellar Activ-FOLATE can also be used together with any Folate depleting medications such as Oral Contraceptives (the Pill), Anti-Depressants, Anti-Convulsants or Chronic Medication like Methotrexate. Stellar Active-Folate is Vegan-friendly and Halaal.

Stellar Activ-FOLATE comes in 2 Pack Sizes of Swallow Tablets: 30s or 120s.

Each Stellar Activ-FOLATE pack contains a:

  • 30 or 120-day supply of Folate Tablets.

Take one Peach Folate Tablet in the morning with breakfast or as prescribed by your Healthcare Professional.

Before you miss your period or before you take that pregnancy test, you must start to supplement with the most important vitamin in pregnancy: FOLATE!

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that women preparing for a pregnancy should start supplementing with folate at least 2 to 3 months prior to falling pregnant and for at least the first trimester of pregnancy.  

Folate First ….. even before you fall Pregnant!

Why choose Stellar Activ-FOLATE and what are the benefits?

Stellar Activ-FOLATE contains –

Active Folate as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF), a 3rd generation Folate. Active Folate does not need to be broken down by the body through a complex enzymatic process like conventional Synthetic Folic Acid. Active Folate is ready to be used by the body immediately and is 7x better absorbed than Synthetic Folic Acid. Folate (as 5-MTHF) is also the only form of Folic Acid that is able to cross the blood-brain-barrier.

Folate is the most important Vitamin prior to falling pregnant and in the 1st Trimester of Pregnancy.

Folate is essential during pregnancy as it helps prevent Neural Tube Defects such as Spina Bifida and Anencephaly. The highest risk for Neural Tube Defects occurs between the 21st and 28th day after conception when the embryonic neural tube closes. This is in the first month of pregnancy, often before a woman even knows that she is pregnant. Therefore, one should start supplementing with Folate at least 2 to 3 months prior to falling pregnant as per the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Guidelines.

Stellar Activ-FOLATE is suitable for use by Vegans and is Halaal.

Active Folate (5-MTHF) vs Synthetic Folic Acid

Folic Acid and Folate are not the same thing. Folic Acid is a Synthetic Vitamin which needs to be metabolised by the body in order to form Folate. Folate is the natural form of Vitamin B9 which can immediately act within the body. Synthetic Folic Acid is a man-made version of Vitamin B9, and needs to be converted into the Active Form of Folate before the body can use it.

Active Folate is the only form of Folate that can cross the Brain-Blood-Barrier.  

Some people are poor Folic Acid Metabolisers. Poor Folic Acid Metabolisers usually have a polymorphism (mutation) of the enzyme MTHFR. In these cases, it is essential that these people take Folate (5-MTHF) as they cannot metabolise (use) Synthetic Folic Acid.

Folate is a key component that is used in the Methylation Cycle and is involved in Red Blood Cell Formation, Neurotransmitter Production and Protein Synthesis.

Methylation influences the production of Glutathione, a major Antioxidant and protector of cell health.

Low Folate Status (Folate Deficiency) has been linked to Depression.

Stellar Activ-FOLATE contains a metabolically active form of Folate which is important for preconception and the first trimester of pregnancy. Not only is Folate important for the early stages of pregnancy, but it can also be beneficial in the later stages of pregnancy and after giving birth, because it helps with the production of certain neurotransmitters in the brain responsible for mood. So don’t forget Folate in helping to prevent those “baby blues”’ after birth.

Are you an international customer?

If you are a customer outside of South Africa, please go to our international orders page and place your order.
We will generate a quote for you based on your order which will include international delivery.

This product is not intended to treat or cure any medical condition and the safety and efficacy of the product has not been evaluated by SAHPRA.

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