Quatrefolic®, the metabolically active form of folate, has just earned approval as Food Additive in South Korea by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) with the official addition to the Food Additive Code.
The new regulatory status allows Quatrefolic® to be used in health functional foods with the permitted claims:
– Necessary for maintenance of normal blood homocysteine levels;
– Necessary for proper growth of a fetal neural tube;
– Necessary for the production of cells and blood.
The great success follows the already obtained various authorizations in several countries all over the world, confirming the relevant role that Quatrefolic® is gaining in the prevention and management of folate deficiencies, with the proven benefits of being structurally analog to the physiological L-methylfolate, and being used by the body without metabolization for direct utilization in the folate cycle.
The Food Additive Approval follows the very recent Seminar dedicated to Quatrefolic® and organized by Gnosis in Seoul, held by the Commercial Director Paolo Malesani with the aim of informing healthcare professionals, doctors and scientist about the evolution of this “innovActive” folate.
Quatrefolic® is the metabolic active form of folate so it completely bypasses the “damaged” MTHFR conversion step and delivers a “finished” folate the body can immediately use without any kind of metabolization, avoiding the accumulation of UnMetabolized Folic Acid (UMFA) in the blood, potentially dangerous for health.