Futurebiotics Certified Organic Folic Acid From Lemon Peel - 120 Vegetarian Tablets
Women who consume healthful diets with adequate folic acid may reduce their risk of having a child with birth defects of the brain or spinal cord. Folic acid intake should not exceed 250% of the DV (1000 mcg). In addition, folic acid has been shown to help maintain healthy levels of homocysteine, supporting cardiovascular health. Each Futurebiotics Folic Acid tablet provides 800 mcg of folic acid (200% DV). Futurebiotics Folic Acid utilizes only certified organic whole lemon peel extract. Lemons are grown on an organic farm without chemical pesticides or fertilizers and water extracted to maintain purity. In addition to the folic acid, the extract provides bioflavonoids naturally present in lemon peel.
- Folic Acid – Plays an important role in prenatal development and supports cardiovascular health.
- Water extracted whole Lemon Peel – No chemical solvents.
- 100% natural-source Folic Acid - Free of pesticides, fertilizer and preservatives.
Folic Acid from Lemon Peel – pure, fresh, and bioactive just like Nature intended. 100% Vegetarian. Glass packaging extends natural freshness and helps maintain potency.
Are certified organic supplements worth it? The answer is a resounding YES! There are many factors that make incorporating organic food supplements into a healthy regimen worth it. For example: the purity of certified organic ingredients, the increased antioxidants and bioactivity of certified organic plants, the benefits to the environment from certified organic crops, and the peace-of-mind in knowing you are providing you and your family with the very best food supplements available are just some of the reasons that choosing organic makes it all worth while.
“Organic” is a labeling term that refers to an agricultural product produced in accordance with the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 and complies with the National Organic Standard’s requirements for organic farming, processing and handling. The term also refers to finished products containing organic ingredients and produced using certified processing and handling techniques.
Certified organic ingredients are produced, processed and certified to consistent national organic standards and certified by an inspection agency accredited by the USDA. This means that the ingredients that are specifically grown without chemical pesticides, fertilizers or other additives. Research has shown that an organic diet provides a dramatic and immediate protective effect against OP pesticide exposures. This purity results in vibrant, natural ingredient colors, aroma and taste.
Increased Antioxidants and Bioactivity
Phytoalexins are chemical compounds that accumulate in plants in response to stressful conditions such as UV light, freezing, wounding and infection by micro-organisms or fungi. Phytoanticipins are chemical compounds already present in the plants prior to injury or chemical/physical challenge, but their amount increases significantly after such a challenge. Phytonutrients such as flavonoids, carotenoids, alkaloids and saponins can be classified as phytoalexins or phytoanticipins depending on when they are produced by plants and in what quantities. These phytochemical substances are what we know as plant secondary metabolites.
Organically grown plants have a different phytochemical profile than non-organically grown plants. Non-organic or conventional farming practices utilize a number of synthetic chemicals as insecticide, fungicide and rodenticide. These chemicals provide protection from a number of invading organisms thereby diminishing the need for the plant to produce secondary metabolites. Furthermore, recent reports suggest that these agricultural chemicals may actually interfere with the ability of plants to synthesize various beneficial secondary metabolites.
On the other hand, organic farming uses non-chemical methods of pest, weed and disease management. In these conditions the plants are required to endure the biotic stress (pathogens, insects, nematodes, and other plants) and they do so by increasing the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites, thereby producing plants with higher amounts of secondary metabolites. These secondary metabolites are not only beneficial for the plant, they are also beneficial for people as these compounds are responsible for producing a biological effect when consumed.
Organic produce is higher – up to 30% higher - in natural antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize the reactivity of free radicals, diminishing their capacity to disrupt and damage cells. In addition, certified organic ingredients are naturally high in bioactive compounds, including enzymes and other phytonutrients inherent in each natural food ingredient. Organic farming methods were shown to increase† the ascorbic acid content by 126% in carrots, ascorbic acid content by 44% and folic acid content by 15% in spinach, and sulforaphane content by 208% in broccoli.
Organic products are also more bioactive. Organic products containing higher amounts of phytochemical constituents would be expected to exhibit greater bioactivity on a per weight basis. Moreover, at Futurebiotics, our handling and processing methods that employ the techniques of freeze-drying and low-temperature processing are designed to preserve and maintain the phytochemical profile of the ingredients we use so that our certified organic supplements are similar to the fresh organic material.
Certified organic ingredient offer clear benefits to health and the environment. Organic production involves integrating cultural, biological and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promotes ecological balance and conserve biodiversity. Organic farming generally employs sustainable practices and non-chemical methods of pest, weed and plant-disease management.
Organic food dramatically reduces pesticide exposure in foods and water. In fact, organic farming helps eliminate pesticides from millions of daily servings of drinking water.
Furthermore, research reveals that organic farming methods can fight climate change, and overall energy use is less in organic farming vs. conventional farming. Finally, researchers (Crowder et al. (2010)) recently reported that organic agriculture promotes evenness and natural pest control. The authors concluded that: “...organic farming methods mitigate this ecological damage by promoting evenness among natural enemies....very even communities of predator and pathogen biological control agents, typical of organic farms, exerted the strongest pest control and yielded the largest plants."
When it comes to yours and your family’s health, it just makes sense to include supplements that are 100% pure, with increased antioxidant activity and improved bioactivity, all the while supporting and benefiting the environment. Oh, YES, certified organic supplements are definitely worth it! Need we say more?
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