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What is the difference between Deplin for depression and Methylfolate

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What is the difference between Deplin for depression and Methylfolate which can be purchased without a script?

Dr. Z :

Hello I believe I can help you with your question

Dr. Z :

The Deplin is a medical food meant to be used in conjunction with an antidepressant to help regulate the metabolic functions to lessen the symptoms of depression. In addition the Deplin is also calcium salt of the Methylfolate, so it is chemically different than pure Methylfolate

Dr. Z :

In addition most supplements have a fraction of the dosage Deplin has too, so that is why Deplin is far more effective than over the counter Methylfolate

Dr. Z :

The processing of this calcium salt in the Deplin improves the effectiveness of the antidepressant in the body

Customer:

would the over the counter have any of the benefits?

Dr. Z :

Not really, very minimal and probably barely noticeable benefits if any

Customer:

ok thank you

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