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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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21 Aug

The Doctor Is In Q & A – Cardiovascular – Preventing Heart Attacks

Posted in Cardio - Heart Health, Inflamation, The Doctor Is In, Vitamin B(s) on 21.08.14

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Q.   Dear Dr. Pearson,   I was recently told by a friend that I should be taking a good B Complex supplement. They said it has something to do with heart function but couldn’t elaborate beyond that. They also didn’t know a good brand to recommend. Could you please let me know the importance of B vitamins and maybe suggest a brand that is of good quality?
Thank you, D.S., Phoenix, AZ

a624015459f54f02A.  Dear D.S.      Do you know what you’re Homocysteine level is? If you don’t, you should. This silent heart (cardiovascular system) inflammatory marker can be a sign of a future heart attack or stroke waiting to happen. When you hear of people dropping dead of a heart attack with no other risk factors, normal cholesterol, normal blood pressure, and they are physically fit, often times it’s due to this common inflammatory condition that is very specific to the arteries throughout the body. Without adequate broad spectrum B vitamins the arteries become inflamed and ‘sticky’, which begins the process of plaque formation as the body tries to heal the wound. By simply replacing the B vitamins adequately, and sometimes correcting thyroid dysfunction as well, the body is able to heal the artery and prevent future plaques. Of course, Big Pharma won’t support homocysteine claims as they have no drug to sell, but this is a widely known and very important marker to be checked when you get your next blood test done. PureCell B Complex is a brand that I would recommend. Not all B supplements are the same. Many are made with inferior or even synthetic ingredients. I recommend and sell PureCell supplements because you can’t beat the strength and purity of this brand.

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