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Protocols: Folate


Description: Folic acid is the synthetic form of B vitamin folate. Folate is a key regulator of an amino acid called homocysteine, which is produced from the breakdown of amino acids from animal proteins. Important in the synthesis of DNA and acts with vitamin B 12 in the formation of red blood cells.

Method of Action: Folate helps the body eliminate homocysteine, in high levels linked to thickened arteries and high blood pressure, from the blood.

Indications and Usage: Used to help thickened arteries, high blood pressure, prevention of neural tube defects (spina bifida and anencephaly) in babies, and many chronic diseases. Folic acid is abundant in deep-green leafy vegetables, carrots, tortula yeast, orange juice, asparagus, beans, and wheat germ.

Contraindications: Do not use this product if you are lactating without first seeking advice from your physician.

Dosage and Administration: Recommended daily allowance of 200-400 micrograms. Folate requirements are increased during pregnancy.

Clinical Effect In:

Adverse Reactions: Some people are allergic to folic acid pills. People with convulsive disorders or hormone-related cancer should not take doses above 400 micrograms a day for extended periods. If you suspect that an herb or other supplement is making you sick, call the FDAs MedWatch hotline at 800-332-1088 or contact the agency via its website at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Known Interactive Effects:

Additional Considerations: Excessive intake and toxicity symptoms include masking symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency.

Warnings: The information above is provided for educational purposes and may not be construed as a medical prescription or as a substitute for the advice of your physician. Do not use this product without first consulting your physician especially if you are pregnant or lactating. Be advised that some herbs and dietary supplements can cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals and may also hive an adverse result in conjunction with other medications. or treatments. You should regularly consult your physician in matters regarding your health and particularly in respect to symptoms and conditions which may require diagnosis or medical attention. Reevaluate use of this product after 6 months.

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