10 Things You Didn’t Know About Folic Acid

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Folic Acid
Tip #1: Research has shown that if women who could become pregnant were to take a multivitamin with folic acid, the risk of neural tube defects like Spina Bifida could be reduced by up to 70%

Tip #2: Women who could become pregnant should take 400 mcg (0.4 mg) of folic acid through a vitamin.

Tip #3: FOLIC ACID, also known as folate, is continuing to show tremendous benefits in a wide variety of conditions from the prevention of cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke), to Alzheimer’s disease, and some forms of cancer

Tip #4: Folic acid’s abilities help the body metabolize and eliminate homocysteine-Homocysteine is now considered as important (perhaps more important) to control as cholesterol

Tip #5: Folic acid works with 3 other nutrients to lower homocysteine levels; these include Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and trimethylglycine, also known as betaine

Tip #6: Be sure to supplement with zinc, magnesium, and folic acid along with riboflavin and pyrodoxine to help metabolize the Omega 3 fatty acids

Tip #7: If you have family history of Parkinson’s, Alzheimers or prostate cancer-make sure your establish a consistent intake of folic acid

Tip #8: Don’t exceed 1,000 mcg of folic acid per day — too much could lead to nerve damage or vitamin B12 deficiency

Tip #9: Studies show that use of folic acid for a prolonged period, especially in those already showing symptoms of memory loss, help retain memory and information processing capabilities

Tip #10: Good Sources of Folate: Many pastas, breads, cereals, grains, and fruit juices produced in the U.S. are fortified with folic acid

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