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Folic Acid

Prevent Fractures, Heart Problems And Dementia By Maintaining Low Levels Of This Damaging Protein

Vivian Goldschmidt, 2016
Today’s post is about an amino acid that’s not found in foods, nor is it a building block of protein.

Is synthetic folic acid toxic to your body? Research suggests 'yes'

By Huff: (NaturalNews) One of the major pitfalls that many people encounter, often unknowingly, when trying to adopt a cleaner, healthier lifestyle is the synthetic vitamin deception. A great many of those inexpensive, mass-produced nutritional supplements you see lining the shelves at drug stores and big box retailers contain synthesized versions of real nutrients that aren't bioavailable or even healthy -- or in the case of folic acid, are entirely detrimental to one's health.

Vitamin B supplementation before conception improves health of newborns Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com#ixzz3NJ7mks8z

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) Researchers have found that women who take folic acid (which is a B vitamin), before conception have a reduced risk of giving birth to children who are small for their gestational age (SGA). SGA is considered as having a birth weight less than the 10th percentile or falling in the lowest 10% of babies that are born.

Dr. Ben Lynch reveals methylation secrets in the upcoming Thyroid Summit


Ben Lynch, M.D., is scheduled to speak at The Thyroid Summit, an online event which begins June 2 and runs through June 9. His presentation will be titled "Folic Acid, Methylation and the Connection to Low Thyroid."

Lack of B6 and Folic Acid Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk


A study with Chinese women evaluated their vitamin B6 and folic acid intake1 in comparison to breast cancer risk. Researchers found that the lower the intake of these two B vitamins the greater the risk for breast cancer.

Folic acid supplementation improves arterial elasticity to lower heart attack risk

A primary cause for the dramatic rise in cardiovascular disease leading to coronary artery disease and heart attack deaths is arterial hardening or loss of elasticity in the delicate endothelial lining of the arteries supplying blood to the heart.

Chocolate Boosts Memory, Study Shows

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A natural compound found in blueberries, tea, grapes, and cocoa enhances memory in mice, according to newly published research. This effect increased further when mice also exercised regularly.

"This finding is an important advance because it identifies a single natural chemical with memory-enhancing effects, suggesting that it may be possible to optimize brain function by combining exercise and dietary supplementation," says Mark Mattson, PhD, at the National Institute on Aging.

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Study: Folic acid, B vitamins offer no cancer protection

By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY

Researchers have more disappointing news for people who hope to protect their health with vitamins.

In the longest-running trial of its kind, doctors found that folic acid and other B vitamins didn't prevent breast cancer or cancer in general, according to a seven-year study of 5,442 women in today's Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Folic Acid

The terms folic acid and folate are often used interchangeably for this water-soluble B-complex vitamin. Folic acid, the more stable form, occurs rarely in foods or the human body but is the form most often used in vitamin supplements and fortified foods. Naturally occurring folates exist in many chemical forms. Folates are found in foods as well as in metabolically active forms in the human body (1).

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