Deplin (or L-metholfolate) is very beneficial for those who have an inherited inability to metabolize folate from folic acid. Genetic testing is required to determine that, but your physician has prescribed it hoping to see its good effects without the necessity to do genetic testing.
If you have the inability to metabolize folate from folic acid, L-methylfolate is superior to any med I've taken. I would not be without it.
It generally takes two weeks or more to see the effective benefits from it; however, you may begin to feel much more content and happy within days if you do have an inability to convert folic acid into folate (which is the only form the brain can use and it needs folate).
I hope you find it very helpful.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 11/29/2011 6:30:58 PM (GMT-7)