Company has spoken about supplement at the New Nutrition Business & Leading Summit 2019
Gnosis by Lesaffre participated in the New Nutrition Business & Leading Summit 2019 in China last week. At the event, the company had the opportunity to introduce the features of Quatrefolic, the 4th generation folate.
The speech was focused on folate deficiency, which is one of the most common vitamin deficiencies in the world, including China. Folate deficiency can cause a variety of diseases, including but not limited to, neural tube defects (NTDs), anaemia, various forms of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and osteoporosis. All of these became ubiquitous throughout the world during the 20th century.
The human body cannot synthesise folic acid and furthermore, due to its solubility in water, the amount of folic acid stored in the human body can only be maintained at a certain level. Therefore, eating foods rich in folic acid may not guarantee adequate intake. Supplementing biologically active folic acid can protect the Chinese people’s entire life cycle.
Quatrefolic, the glucosamine salt of (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate is structurally analogous to the reduced and active form of folic acid. The supplement answers all consumers’ and physicians’ concerns about the potentially harmful effects of folic acid administration.
Quatrefolic is totally soluble in water and guarantees a safe and high-quality stable profile, helping to maintain the right level of folate in the body.