Folate (Folic Acid)
Folic Acid is a bright yellow B vitamin which is one of the most commonly deficient vitamins among infants and women.
Role In Our Body
- Helps us absorb and utilise protein.
- Assists in the forming of body and blood cells.
- Necessary for the healthy development of a foetus during pregnancy.
- Assists in maintaining normal brain function.
- Assists in maintaining clear arteries.
- Helps maintain the health of our eyes, hair and skin.
- Helps maintain health of our digestive system.
- Helps control Uric Acid levels.
- Premature birth or miscarriage in women, toxaemia.
- Malformed and retarded infants if mother deficient.
- Mental disorders, senility, irritability, Alzheimer’s disease, alcohol and drug addiction.
- Low energy, weak red blood cells, pale skin, (anaemia).
- Clogged arteries, heart attack.
- Cold feet and hands.
- Stomach ulcers. Sore, smooth red tongue.
- Weak vision in elderly.
- Attention disorders in children.
- Premature grey hair.
- Gout, arthritis.
- Irritable bowel syndrome, bowel cancer.
Too Much (over 15,000 mcg daily)
- Insomnia, Nausea, Wind.
Good Sources Of Folate Folic Acid
- Leafy Greens
- Citrus Fruit