A folate deficiency puts you at risk of several diseases, research finds

Folate, also referred to as vitamin B9 or folic acid, is an essential nutrient obtained from many fruits and green leafy vegetables. Not getting enough of this B vitamin can lead to many health problems. One of these is fragile X syndrome, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). … Continue reading A folate deficiency puts you at risk of several diseases, research finds

Folate Deficiency in a Father’s Diet Could Cause Negative Pregnancy Outcomes by Changing Sperm Epigenome

Scientists at McGill University, Canada reported that folate deficiency in a father’s diet could increase birth defects in the offspring by altering sperm epigenome. These defects include craniofacial and musculoskeletal malformations. The scientists fed male mice either a folate-deficient or folate-sufficient diet throughout life and then performed genome-wide DNA methylation analysis and subsequent functional analysis to identify … Continue reading Folate Deficiency in a Father’s Diet Could Cause Negative Pregnancy Outcomes by Changing Sperm Epigenome

Folate Deficiency: Symptoms, Causes, and Remedies

  Source: Folate Deficiency: Symptoms, Causes, and Remedies by Dr. Edward Group If you’re feeling weak or like you have low energy, folate deficiency might be to blame. Folate is one of the essential B vitamins – B9 to be exact. This water-soluble vitamin is essential for making red blood cells and keeping levels of the … Continue reading Folate Deficiency: Symptoms, Causes, and Remedies

Widespread folate deficiency in women of childbearing age fuels efforts toward mandatory fortification of flour with the vitamin

Pregnancy is a great time to be alive: A woman is nurturing life in her womb, and the unborn baby’s well-being totally depends on her. However, the U.K.’s National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) found that more than 90 percent of the women of childbearing age lack folate, a requirement for preventing birth defects and having healthy babies. Because of … Continue reading Widespread folate deficiency in women of childbearing age fuels efforts toward mandatory fortification of flour with the vitamin

Folic acid deficiencies are widespread; here’s why nearly everyone needs more folate

Pregnant women plagued by cravings for pickles and ice cream must remember to include plenty of folic acid in their diets. Shown to reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects, folic acid – found primarily in leafy green vegetables – is an absolute necessity for any woman who is pregnant or is considering becoming … Continue reading Folic acid deficiencies are widespread; here’s why nearly everyone needs more folate

What’s the Difference Between Folate and Folic Acid?

Source: What’s the Difference Between Folate and Folic Acid? by Dr. Edward Group It’s a common question — what is the difference between folate and folic acid? Is folate the same as folic acid? It can be confusing, because depending where you look, the terms used interchangeably. And, you may also read how important it is … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Folate and Folic Acid?

What is Methylated Folate?

Source: What is Methylated Folate? by Dr. Edward Group The human body needs folate, or vitamin B9, for several essential functions. Folate activates, synthesizes, and repairs DNA. It converts homocysteine, which you don’t want too much of, into methionine, an essential amino acid. Vitamin B9 also aids cell division, is required for red blood cell production, … Continue reading What is Methylated Folate?

Folate and vitamin B12 treat schizophrenia symptoms

Schizophrenia is a disabling brain disorder characterized by the inability to tell reality from imagination, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Symptoms are broken down into two types called “positive symptoms,” which include hallucinations and delusions, and “negative symptoms” which include social withdrawal, apathy, and a lack of emotional expressiveness. While drugs have been found … Continue reading Folate and vitamin B12 treat schizophrenia symptoms

9 Incredible Health Benefits of Folate

Source: 9 Incredible Health Benefits of Folate by Dr. Edward Group Folate, or vitamin B9, is one of many essential vitamins. You may also be familiar with folic acid as a form of folate; folic acid is the synthetic version used for food fortification and supplements. Folate is important because it plays a role in DNA synthesis … Continue reading 9 Incredible Health Benefits of Folate

3 Uncommon but nutrient-rich superfoods you need to eat more of

Superfoods like kale, blueberries and quinoa are as healthy as they are popular. But many kinds of superfoods are often overlooked in favor of trendy health foods. For a healthier diet, try any of these three obscure but nutrient-dense superfoods: Radicchio (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum) Radicchio is a leafy vegetable that belongs to the chicory family. It generally resembles a … Continue reading 3 Uncommon but nutrient-rich superfoods you need to eat more of