More on the "B's"

Question: “There are many types of vitamin b…. I am on an increased folic acid diet… can u blog about this so i can learn some more?”lolo

B9 folic acid

B9 works in conjunction with B6 and B12.  They all help to convert food into fuel and this gives you energy!

Folic Acid is crucial for brain function and plays an important role in mental and emotional health

Pregnant women need more folic acid to lower the risk of neural tube birth defects. Pregnant women who don’ t get enough folic acid are more likely to have children with birth defects.

Recommended dosage:

600 mcg- pregnant women

400 mcg per day-plan to become pregnant

Folic acid deficiency can cause poor growth, tongue inflammation, gingivitis, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, diarrhea, irritability, forgetfulness, and mental sluggishness.

Folate can be found naturally in: Beans, citrus fruits, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, beets, cauliflower, lettuce, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, lima beans, soybeans, beef liver, brewer’s yeast, root vegetables, whole grains, wheat germ, bulgur wheat, kidney beans, white, mung beans, salmon, orange juice, avocado, and milk.

note* Folate is found in foods while folic acid is a synthetic supplement.

I recommend taking a B-complex and additionally B-12.  Solgar products are highly rated.  Liquid form is best for absorption.

Isogenix – has a B supplement product as well. (for more info on this hit me up)

In peace, health & with much love,

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