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- It is the origin of genetic building material
- Breaks down proteins
- Lowers the risk of having a baby with neural tube defects.
- Maintains healthy red blood cells
- Source for strong bones and hair
- Strengthens the immune, digestive and nervous systems
IN THE BODY
The liver is the primary storage facility for Folate.
Lack of Folate in the system can cause severe mood swings,
stomach and digestive malfunctions.
Complications during pregnancy may also occur. Lack of the
proper Folate intake can lead to
heart disease and cancer.
Natural sources of Folate exist in leafy greens like lettuce
and spinach as well as in liver, fruits and dry beans.
- Women 400 mcg
- Men 400 mcg
- During pregnancy 600 mcg
- During breast feeding 500 mcg
If one exceeds the recommended dosage of Folate, problems
having a good night’s
sleep or with your stomach can easily occur.
Excessive intake of estrogen, tobacco, alcohol and many
other prescription or nonprescription drugs
can keep your body from receiving the Folate you have taken.
To prevent Neural tube deficiencies that occur during
pregnancy, therapeutic use of Folate
supplements should be used. Other uses include skin
problems, mental disorders, chronic
fatigue and the prevention of cancer and heart disease.
Folate can stop anticonvulsant drugs from doing their job,
and may blind doctors to a vitamin B12 deficiency.
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