Folic acid is NOT folate

Your body uses folate for red blood cell production, protection against cancer, pulmonary diseases, osteoporosis, macular degeneration, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. Folate also helps the body to metabolize proteins and produce DNA correctly. But here’s the kicker: Folic acid will deplete your folate levels! Research has found that daily folic acid supplementing can actually deplete folate in your body and cause a folate deficiency. Folate is what you need, NOT folic acid. Big Pharma along with the whole vitamin industry pushes folic acid which imitates folate poorly and can still leave you folate deficient. I highly recommend taking a methylfolate like Dr.’s Best – Best Folate. Especially if you are of child-bearing age and could get pregnant.

Folate - without it we get sick.

Folate – without it we get sick.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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