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31 Jul

All folate is not created equal. Folic acid is not folate!

Posted in Health, Healthy Alternatives, Nutrition, Vitamin B(s), Vitamins on 31.07.17

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We all need folate but not all folate is created equal and folic acid is not folate.

 

Folic acid buyers beware. You may have been told that taking the dietary supplement called “folic acid” would give you adequate stores of folate. Think again and consider this.

Folic acid is a synthetic version of natural folate. Many supplement manufacturers cheap out on their B Complex supplements. They use “folic acid” instead of folate.  When buying a good B Complex supplement, look for the following names of biologically active folate. This is the folate that your body understands and is able to process.

There are other names for these good forms of folate which include Levomefolic acid, 5-MTHF, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate and L-methylfolate or LMF.

As Suzy Cohen wrote in a recent article, the biologically active form of folic acid known as folate is used in cells for DNA production, the cysteine cycle and the break down of homocysteine.

Natural folate can cross your blood brain barrier. Inside your cells, natural folate is used in the methylation cycle.  Natural folate helps you convert homocysteine back into methionine and THF (tetrahydrofolate). This is a good thing. You don’t want homocysteine to build up as it is a risk factor for many illnesses. Homocysteine is a  pro-inflammatory cytokine.

REMEMBER “FOLIC ACID” IS SYNTHETIC. It is the UN-methylated form sold as vitamin B9 (folic acid) in most dietary supplements, especially the more affordable ones. Folic acid is very inexpensive to make.

Need a great quality, affordable B Complex supplement? Email donna.appel@newmedicinefoundation.com or call her direct at 561-389-6958 today.

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30 Apr

The Doctor is In – Q & A Session – Help! I’m Afraid To Take Replacement Hormones!

Posted in Cancer, Health, Healthy Alternatives, Hormones, New Medicine Foundation, The Doctor Is In on 30.04.14

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syntheticQ. Hello Doc, I am supposed to begin taking hormones as a result of a recent visit to my doctor. I’m having second thoughts on using a synthetic hormone. Can you shed some more insight about taking hormone replacements that might ease my fears? There is so much conflicting information out there that I just don’t know what to think. Thank you. Vicky, Florida

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