Category Archives: Folate

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Unmetabolised Folic Acid: Implications for Health

Folates are a group of vitamins that belong to the B vitamin group. Folic acid is a synthetic form of natural folates, but both folic acid and folates share the same vitamin activity. However, metabolism and absorption of folic acid … Continue reading

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More On The Structure of Folates

Folic acid is chemically named N-[4-(2-amino-4-hydroxy pteroyl-(6-methylamino)-benzoyl]- L-glutaric acid or pteroylglutamic acid (PGA). Folic acid belongs to the B vitamin group of vitamins and is sometimes called vitamin B9, vitamin B11, vitamin M or folacin. The chemical structure of folic … Continue reading

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Folate: Absorption, Metabolism and Transport

Folate refers to vitamin B9, an essential element manufactured by plants and yeast. Rich sources of folate include green leafy vegetables, certain yeast extracts, citrus fruit and animal liver and kidney. However, there are poorer dietary sources of folate that … Continue reading

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Folic Acid Does Elevate Plasma Folate Levels

Folate is an essential dietary component that belongs to the B vitamin group. Folate is found in most plant material, but certain grains and green leafy vegetables can be a good source. Folic acid has a similar structure to folate, … Continue reading

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The Absorption of Natural Folates

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Dietary Folates

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Folic Acid Versus Folate

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B Vitamin and Fish Oils: Brain Protection?

It is often assumed that cognitive decline is a normal part of ageing, and to some extent this is true. However, the decline if often exaggerated considerably by poor diet and Western lifestyle habits. Evidence from populations that eat high … Continue reading

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B Vitamin Fortification of Food

Evidence suggests that intakes of certain essential micronutrients are falling in Western populations. This may be a direct result of the low quality typical Western diet that is eaten by much of the Western population. In particular, the milling and … Continue reading

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