Saturday, February 10, 2018

Folic Acid Awareness Week January 7-13, 2018

Benefits Of Folic Acid
Vitamine B11 works together with Vitamin B12. So the symptoms often looks like a Vitamin B12 deficiency. The daily need for folate with its relative instability has helped Big Pharma push folic acid into MD's prescription pads and commercial food suppliers' "enriched" denatured grain products, especially breads and cereals. Maybe folic acid is not too bad all the time. It appears helpful in the short term for expectant mothers to prevent birth defects, but asthma seems more frequent among those children. It is certainly very risky over the long term. The liver can convert the isolate folic acid into the complete spectrum of isomers that constitute folate. But as we age, that ability declines. Then no matter how much folic acid you take, your folate blood levels decline. The result is a folate deficiency, which invites all those diseases associated with old age mentioned earlier.

  • Fights Off Dementia : Patients with low levels of folic acid in their blood have a three times higher risk of experiencing Alzheimer's or dementia, according to The Daily Mail newspaper of London. If you have low levels of folic acid, increasing your consumption of dark green leafy vegetables, dried beans, orange juice and peas can help reduce your risk. The recommended intake of folic acid is 400 micrograms per day. You can take a supplement if you have trouble getting enough folic acid in your daily diet,. Do not exceed 1,000 micrograms per day, however. This is the upper limit for folic acid.
  • Other Cognitive Improvements : A 2007 study from Wageningen University in the Netherlands published in The Lancet journal concluded that taking folic acid improved memory, communication and information processing. The study measured those older than age 50 over a period of three years. One group took 800 micrograms of folic acid supplements while the other group did not take any folic acid. The group taking folic acid improved in all areas of cognitive function while the group that did not, did not improve in cognitive areas
  • Reduced Risk of Heart Disease : In addition to mental benefits, eating foods high in folic acid has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke in the elderly, according to the Florida Folic Acid Coalition. Taking folic acid has been shown to reduce levels of homocysteine in the blood. Homocysteine has been linked with heart disease; reducing the risk can mean the elderly will experience better cardiovascular health.
  • improves arterial elasticity to lower heart attack risk
  • Reduced Cancer Risk : A lack of folic acid in the diet has been linked to increased incidence of a number of cancers, including colon, cervix, rectum, lung, brain, pancreas and esophageal cancers, according to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. This is because cancers like these are due to mutation and/or damage to DNA. Folic acid helps to synthesize and repair RNA and DNA; taking in more folic acid via fruits and vegetables can have protective effects against cancers.
  • Has been found to attenuate the adverse epigenetic effects of bisphenol A, such as hypomethylation of DNA. wikiwel.com
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Sources:
  • Collard and other leafy greens
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Chickpeas
  • Papaya
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges and orange juice
National Birth Defects Prevention Network https://www.nbdpn.org/faaw.php
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Bluebonnet's Liquid Vitamin B12 &; Folic Acid contains 1000 mcg of pure, fast-acting vitamin B12 and 400 mcg of folic acid in a delicious, natural raspberry flavored liquid. Vitamin B12 is used for treating and preventing vitamin B12 deficiencies. It can also be used for memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, boosting mood, energy, concentration, and the immune system, and also for slowing aging. Vitamin B12 is required for the proper function and development of the brain, nerves, blood cells, and many other parts of the body.

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