L-Methylfolate is used for dietary management of low blood cell folate level in certain patients. Folic Acid is proven to reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) and birth defect. Many people are unable to fully convert regular folic acid to L-methylfolate. This limited absorption results in a significant reduction in the amount of L-methylfolate made available to the body limiting the ability to build and maintain healthy reserves of folic acid and significantly increases the risk of birth defects. L-Methylfolate is also proven to lower levels of homocysteine - an amino acid linked to cardiovascular disease and more importantly, pregnancy complications. Such pregnancy complications include: preeclampsia, low birth weight, miscarriage, recurrent pregnancy loss and placental abruption.