http://www.SHAKLEE.net/GO

Natural Nutrition 4 Health
Shaklee Independent Distributors
(502) 225-8245

 

BEST SELLERS

- Best Air Purifiers
- Best Anti-Aging Skin Care
- Best Antioxidants
- Best Immune Booster
- Best Kosher Products
- Best Multivitams
- Best Nutrition
- Best Soy Protein
- Best Water Purifiers
- Best Wellness Packs

All Nutritional, Household, and Personal Care Products

Guarantee
 

LIVING HEALTHY

- Introduction
- Vitamins & Nutrition
- Testimonials
- Quality Food
- Articles/Information
- Health Conditions/Nutrition
- FAQ
 

MORE ABOUT US

- Product Research
- Company Philosophy
- Clinical Studies
- Science Behind Us
- Why Choose Us?
- Tell A Friend


VITAMINS A-Z

- Vitamins
- Minerals
- Herbs
- Nutraceuticals
- All Supplements
 
 

 

 

Go HOME for Free Stuff!

E-mail this page to a friend.

Vitamin B Complex

B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin, Nicotinic Acid, Niacinamide), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), B12 (Cyanocobalamin), Biotin, Folate

Folate

Also known as folacin, folic acid, or pteroyglutamic acid (PGA), folate is considered a brain food, and is needed for energy production and the formation of red blood cells.  It also strengthens immunity by aiding in the proper formation and functioning of white blood cells.  Because it functions as a coenzyme in DNA and RNA synthesis, it is important for healthy cell division and replication.  It is involved in protein metabolism and has been used in the prevention and treatment of folic acid anemia.  This nutrient may also help depression and anxiety, and may be effective in the treatment of uterine cervical dysplasia.

Folate may be the most important nutrient in regulating homocysteine levels.  Homocysteine is an amino acid that is naturally formed in the body as a result of the breakdown of another amino acid, methionine.  In recent years, high levels of homocysteine have been found to be associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries due to the accumulation of fatty plaques).  Normally, homocysteine is converted to other, non-harmful aminor acids in the body.  In order for this conversion to take place as it should, the body needs an adequate supply of folate, as well as of vitamins B6 and B12.  Homocysteine levels in red blood cells have been shown to have an inverse relationship to levels of these three important B vitamins - that is, the lower the levels of these vitamins, the higher the level of homocysteine.

Folate is very important in pregnancy.  It helps to regulate embryonic and fetal nerve cell formation, which is vital for normal development.  Studies have shown that a daily intake of 400 micrograms of folate in early pregnancy may prevent the vast majority of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida and anencephaly.  It may also help to prevent premature birth.  To be effective, this regimen must begin before conception and continue for at least the first three months of pregnancy; if a woman waits until she knows she is pregnant, it may be too late, because critical events in fetal development occur during the first six weeks of pregnancy - before many women know that they have conceived.  This is why many experts recommend that every woman of childbearing age take a folate supplement daily as a matter of course.  Folate works best when combined with vitamin B12 and vitamin C.

Symptoms of Deficiency:  A sore, red tongue is one sign of folate deficiency.  Other possible signs include anemia, apathy, digestive disturbances, fatigue, graying hair, growth impairment, insomnia, labored breathing, memory problems, paranoia, weakness, and birth defects in one's offspring.  Folate deficiency may be caused by inadequate consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables; consumption of only cooked or microwaved vegetables (cooking destroys folate); and malabsorption problems.




Eight (8) B's and their benefits:

Benefits of B-Complex

B1 (Thiamine)

B2 (Riboflavin)

B3 (Niacin, Nicotinic Acid, Niacinamide)

B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

B6 (Pyridoxine)

B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

Biotin

Folate


Source:  Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC and James F. Balch, M.D.


B-Complex Supplement

 


Natural Nutrition 4 Health

Home | Contact Us | People behind this site.

Disclaimer:
This information is not intended to treat or cure any disease. For questions concerning health conditions and the use of dietary supplements, please consult your physician. Do not use this website as a substitute for appropriate medical care and consultation, nor should any information in it be interpreted as prescriptive. See Disclaimer for further information.