Focus On Vitamins!
What is it?
Vitamin B9 is also called Folate or Folic Acid. It is a Water Soluble Vitamin which means that our bodies do not hold onto it, in other words, we need a little bit everyday. Any excess we consume is lost in our urine or sweat, so replenishing it daily is a must.
How does it Help us & Why do we Need it?
Vitamin B9 is very important in the production, maintenance, division & transferring of data of new cells, DNA & RNA. It is essential for the Metabolization of Protein. In order for the formation of Red & White blood cells to work properly, B9 is needed, it is also involved in the production of Serotonin & Dopamine (which is involved with mood, sleep & appetite). Vitamin B9 is intimately involved in the development of the spine, brain & skeleton which is why it is very important in Pregnancy. B9 maintains our nervous system, intestinal tract, sex organs, white blood cells.
What are the Best Vegan Sources?
The Best Vegan Sources of Vitamin B2 are: Spinach, Turnip Greens, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Asparagus, Dried Beans (navy, kidney, lima), Lentils, Avocado, Peas, Orange Juice, Yellow Corn, Wheat Bran, Oranges, Walnuts, Peanuts, Endive, Bananas, Brussel Sprouts, Sprouts, Cantaloupe, Beets.
*(remember, by eating enough foods with essential Vitamin & Minerals you can never over~dose)!
Signs of Deficiency:
Deficiency of Vitamin B9 is the most common Nutritional Deficiency in the world! Signs of Deficiency include, Anemia, mood disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, neural tube defects in newborns, heart dis~ease, cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis, cataracts, infertility, constipation, headaches. Individuals who’s diets are low in Vegetables, abuse Alcohol or Prescription Drugs are all at risk.
Signs of Toxicity:
Toxicity is very rare, but can show up as gastrointestinal problems & sleep issues.
Complementary & Incompatible Pairing’s:
B9 can interfere with the use of Anti~Convulsant drugs.
Extreamly high doses of B9 can mask B12 Deficiency, which could become dangerous.
Here’s to you being You.Naturally.