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    Nature's Life - Folic Acid 800 mcg. - 250 Tablets

    • Code#:64790
    • Manufacturer:Nature's Life
    • Size/Form:250  Tablets
    • Packaged Ship Weight:0.90
    • Servings:250
    • Dosage Size:1  Tablet(s)

    Nature's Life - Folic Acid 800 mcg. - 250 Tablets

    Nature's Life Folic Acid functions as a coenzyme, intended to provide nutritive support for healthy red blood cells and proper brain function.

    Features & Benefits:

    • Essential nutrient as a coenzyme in several important biochemical reactions
    • Critical for cell growth and development, especially during pregnancy
    • Maintains healthy and reduces elevated homocysteine levels
    • Maintains healthy red blood cell counts
    • Women who consume a healthful diet with adequate folic acid may reduce the risk of
      having a child with birth defects of the brain or spinal cord

    Facts About Folic Acid
    Derived from the term "foliage," folate, or folic acid is a member of the B vitamin family found primarily in dark leafy green vegetables, legumes, citrus fruits, beets, meat, and wheat germ. Folic acid is water soluble, meaning it is not stored but excreted easily from the body via urine. It is also sensitive to heat, so many types of cooking and food processing may reduce folic acid in food. Folic acid is essential for DNA synthesis, which is especially important in red blood cell production and fetal development. It has been the subject of numerous government
    sponsored research studies focusing on birth defects, pregnancy, high homocysteine, gingivitis, and depression.

    As required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, grain products in the United States have been fortified with folic acid since 1998. Estimates conclude that fortification increases the daily intake by approximately 100 mcg per day. The US Public Health service, along with the March of Dimes recommends that all women of childbearing age take 400mcg as a supplement every day in order to reduce the risk of birth defects caused by folic acid deficiency. Recent studies have indicated that supplements provide a more bioavailable form of folic acid than do fortified foods. A study comparing folic acid from orange juice and folic acid from a supplement showed that the supplement had better absorption rate than the fortified orange juice.

    Folic acid’s ability to reduce the risk of neural tube defects is well documented. The most common of birth defects linked to folic acid deficiency are spina bifida, the incomplete closing of the bony casing around the spinal cord that results in partial paralysis, and anencephaly, a condition in which major parts of the brain are missing. Most health care practitioners agree that folic acid supplementation should begin before pregnancy since neural defects can occur during the first trimester, before a woman even realizes she may be pregnant. This evidence is so convincing that the FDA has authorized a disease risk reduction health claim for folic acid supplements in regards to birth defect risk reduction.

    Although research is preliminary, folic acid, taken either alone or as part of a multivitamin, may also provide critical support for both mother and fetus and ensure a healthy pregnancy. Most recently, the link between folic acid and healthy blood pressure during pregnancy has been studied, as well as folic acid’s possible beneficial effect on full term pregnancy.

    Heart Healthy
    Folic acid is not just for expectant mothers. Extensive research indicates it also maintains heart and blood vessel health by controlling a substance called homocysteine. Homocysteine is a byproduct of the breakdown of protein, and excess blood levels of homocysteine have been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. Folic acid assists in keeping balanced blood levels of homocysteine, as well as providing antioxidant protection. Folic acid and certain other B vitamins function as coenzymes to either recycle homocysteine or break it down for excretion in the urine.

    Although folic acid is not generally associated with side effects, there have been individual clinical reports that high levels of folic acid may mask a deficiency of vitamin B12. However, a deficiency of B12 is uncommon, and the Institute of Medicine has determined that only amounts above 1000 mcg per day of folic acid may have this masking effect, which can be eliminated by supplementing with a few mcg of B-12.

    The “Hearty” Bs : Folic Acid and Vitamin B-12
    Though known to doctors of natural medicine for years, one of the biggest nutritional news stories of the decade is that folic acid, vitamin B-6 and vitamin B-12 are critical for a healthy cardiovascular system. High levels of the natural but toxic amino acid homocysteine cause damage to the blood vessels. Getting enough folic acid, vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) and vitamin B-6 helps maintain normal homocysteine metabolism. Nature's Life has developed a Homocysteine Formula with enough B-12, folic acid and B-6 to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

    Deficiency of any of these vitamins has long been known to cause a type of anemia in which the red blood cells become enlarged. Vitamin B-12 deficiency is also related to nerve and mental problems. People who are vitamin B-12 deficient and take 1,000 mcg (1 mg) of folic acid, or more, per day will show an improvement in anemia but no improvement in nervous system damage. Subclinical or marginal vitamin B-12 deficiency is fairly common, particularly among the elderly. B-12 deficiencies have been associated with difficulties in thinking, poor memory, low energy, low stomach acid and high homocysteine levels. Low levels may also lead to a weakened immune system. It has been speculated that high doses of folic acid (> 1 mg) mask proper diagnosis of B-12 deficiency, increasing the risk of permanent nerve damage.

    Women who consume healthful diets and adequate amounts of folic acid daily throughout their childbearing years may reduce their risk of having a child with a neural tube defect.  Such birth defects, while not widespread, are very serious. They can have many causes.  Adequate amounts of folic acid can be obtained from diets rich in fruits, dark green leafy vegetables and legumes, fortified grains and cereals, or a supplement. Folic acid consumption should be limited to 1,000 mcg per day from all sources, according to the FDA. 

    About Nature's Life
    Mission Statement: "To ethically provide quality products and services to improve nutrition and health"

    Product
    Nature's Life's supplements are formulated by specialists in the health and natural foods industry and backed by scientific research. Nature's Life only offers nutritional supplements and formulas that are supported with valid, published peer reviewed research. All of Nature's Life's brochures and other educational materials list the published references that support our claims and statements. Customer satisfaction through product effectiveness is Nature's Life's paramount goal.

    The Best Before dates on the containers assure Nature's Life's customers that Nature's Life's products are still 100% effective through that date. Nature's Life protects every bottle with two separate tamper-evident seals.

    Education
    Nature's Life publishes a series of consumer brochures and Product Presentation Sheets designed to help people make informed health choices. Substantial time is spent researching and verifying scientific studies until Nature's Life is producing, and validating, the best possible benefit information.

    Affiliations
    Nature's Life represents, and lobbies for, Nature's Life consumers' health freedoms. Nature's Life is also a strong advocate for freedom of choice in health care products and practices. Nature's Life actively monitors state, federal and international regulatory agencies and legislators, and actively participate in reforms. Nature's Life is a recognized industry leader in the improvement of quality standards for nutritional supplements, and Nature's Life works hard to ensure that your best interests are being promoted and protected.

    A message from the President of Nature's Life
    Nothing is more important than your good health, a philosophy Nature's Life takes to heart.

    Nature's Life believes in making top quality products that are consistently effective. Nature's Life also believes in sharing thier knowledge to create better-informed consumers. Part of this sharing process is the FULL disclosure of every ingredient in every product, and informative publications supporting thier claims.

    Nature's Life confidently stands behind all of thier formulas. Nature's Life only uses components with valid scientific evidence of their health benefits, and Nature's Life always ensures that thier products are made, and labeled, with your safety in mind. If Nature's Life can't substantiate the health benefits of an ingredient with human research, they don't use it. Everyone has the right to basic nutrition and we make it affordable and beneficial.

    I am glad to be a part of Nature's Life. Helping to improve and maintain the health and well-being of people, and the environment, in which we live, is a reward unmatched by any other. Nature's Life hopes that this catalog is valuable to you in selecting the highest quality, best valued nutritional supplements. We look forward to a continued cooperative relationship with you, including prosperity in knowledge and health.

    Nature's Life appreciates your support, and the opportunity to be a part of your wellness program.


    Nature's Life - Folic Acid 800 mcg. - 250 Tablets
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: 1 Tablet
    Servings Per Container: 250
    Amount Per Serving %DV*
    Folic Acid (Folate) 800 mcg 200%
    Vitamin B-12 (as Natural Cobalamin Concentrate) 5 mcg 83%
    *Daily Value Not Established.
    †Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Stearic Acid and Magnesium Stearate
    Nature's Life guarantees that NO ingredients other than those listed on this label have been added to this product.

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    I am a true believer in supplementing folates with B12. I like this brand because it's 800 mcg.

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    About Nature's Life

    Nature’s Life supplements are formulated by specialists in the health and natural foods industry and backed by scientific research. Nature's Life only offers nutritional supplements and formulas that are supported with valid, published peer reviewed research. All of their brochures and other educational materials list the published references that support their claims and statements. Customer satisfaction through product effectiveness is Nature’s Life’s paramount goal.

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