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Deplin Description

Deplin is a prescription medical food that contains L-Methylfolate to supply an important B vitamin that may be lacking due to a disease or condition you have. L-Methylfolate is the active form of folate, a vitamin your brain needs to function properly and to keep your emotional and mental state healthy. Folate is also essential for making and repairing DNA and for producing red blood cells. Feeding your brain can allow you to take on daily challenges and tasks and help you enjoy your family and friends.

Deplin is Quickly Absorbed and Acts on Neurotransmitters

Your doctor may recommend taking Deplin along with antidepressant meds because folate helps to fuel the production of certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, including serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Those dealing with depression seem to have lower or unbalanced levels of neurotransmitters. After being on antidepressants for a long time some people may feel that their low mood is creeping back in so doctors are recommending adding Deplin to their regimen and there has been very positive outcomes.

Deplin provides L-Methylfolate as the active form of folate that is able to cross the blood-brain barrier as soon as it is absorbed and improves mood disorders by affecting your neurotransmitters. Taking OTC folic acid supplements, or altering your diet to include more food with folate, cannot cross the ‘blood-brain barrier’ fast enough in order to help with any neurotransmitters because folic acid needs to go through a four-step process while folate requires just three.

Conditions Treated by Deplin

Depression is not a weakness; it is a medical illness that should not be ignored. Some individuals may isolate themselves, feel worthless, have trouble concentrating, or talk about harming themselves. The loss of a loved one is a difficult time but many are able to resume their everyday life and get back to school, work, social gatherings, and family events. Without treatment, you could decide that alcohol or drugs might help. They won’t. Talk to your doctor about a prescription to help with your moods and include Deplin as part of your treatment. It may take one to two weeks before you notice an improvement so be patient and persevere.

Before Deplin is Prescribed

Ask your doctor if there are any risks with taking Deplin while you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. To determine if Deplin is safe for you, tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any OTC or Rx drugs you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements. Your doctor may want to change some of your current meds as this could be the cause of your low L-Methylfolate.

Proper Use of Deplin

Do not give Deplin as a daily vitamin supplement to children. Keep all doctor and lab appointments as you may be expected to undergo blood tests to monitor your progress and check that Deplin is working for you. Do not share this Rx drug with anyone even if they are also battling a mood disorder or other medical condition that can cause low Methylfolate levels. Most people taking Deplin have reported no or minor side effects.

Possible Side Effects of Deplin

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Breathing difficulties
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