Bluebonnet Nutrition Folic Acid 400 mcg. - 90 Vegetarian Capsules
Bluebonnet Nutrition's Folic Acid 400 mcg. Capsules provide pure folate in its purest crystalline form. Bluebonnet Nutrition's Folic Acid 400 mcg. is available in easy-to-swallow vegetable capsules for maximum assimilation and absorption.
The scientists who first discovered vitamin B believed that it was a single compound; however, with the advances in technology, it was soon discovered that it was a family of eight water-soluble compounds. Today, with the exception of B6 and B12, B vitamins are referred to by their names: thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), biotin and folate. Exceptional dietary sources of B vitamins include fortified cereals, ham, tuna, wheat germ, liver, milk, spinach, lentils and a wide variety of other foods.
B vitamins in the body function mainly as coenzymes or parts of coenzymes. Coenzymes are considered to be the keys that unlock the mechanism of action of enzymes that speed up reactions in the body. B vitamins are utilized in a wide variety of functions in the body, such as the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate and fat and the synthesis of neurotransmitters, betaine, RNA/DNA, red blood cells, amino acids involved in the reduction of homocysteine levels, and antioxidants such as glutathione.
Some B vitamin derivatives, also known as quasi-vitamins, function similarly to vitamins, but their human requirements are not yet known, even though they are associated with important biological activities in the body. Inositol, choline and para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) are known to be part of the B-complex family, while taurine and carnitine, which are also derived from B vitamins, are usually listed in the amino acid family due to their shape. Although they are all known to play fundamental roles in the body, they have not yet been proven to be essential in the diet for humans since they can be synthesized in the body from B vitamins and other nutrients.
Much of the inositol in body cells occurs in phosphorylated forms, such as inositol triphosphate (IP3), which is found in the cell cytosol. IP3, when incorporated into the phospholipids located at the cell membrane, has been shown to effectively stimulate calcium ions and provide potent cellular support and protection.
Vitamins differ from macronutrients like carbohydrates, proteins and fats by virtue of the amount required. Typically, minuscule amounts are needed in comparison. Plus, vitamins are not used as an energy source. Instead, they are critical for the normal functioning, growth, repair and maintenance of cells and tissues and are required in individual units rather than long chains of smaller units. However, like carbohydrates, proteins and fats, vitamins are organic compounds, meaning that they are carbon-containing and are essential to one's overall well-being. In fact, a deficiency of just one vitamin can have a profound effect on the body and health.
Nutrition to the Fifth Power
Bluebonnet Nutrition was founded in 1991 on the basic principle that they offer the cleanest, purest, most natural nutritional supplements offered exclusively through independent natural food retailers. Today, they are proud to say that they still honor this commitment and that their devotion is true and loyal.
The landscape of nutrition is changing rapidly. However, Bluebonnet Nutrition is not simply changing with it. They're leading the way. Since the launch of their company in the heart of Sugar Land, Texas, They've carefully sowed the seeds of success by their unwavering pledge to the five powers of Bluebonnet Nutrition: Nature, Science, Quality, Truth and Knowledge - one power for every petal of the Texas state flower from which they take their name.
A Family Affair
Bluebonnet Nutrition is a family-run, independent company similar to the independent natural product retailers they serve. The members of the Barrows family and the extended Bluebonnet family have been actively involved in the natural products industry for decades with the same business virtue of naturalness, purity, innovation, accessibility, integrity, loyalty and quality. They are driven by their close relationships with natural product retailers, who have knowledgeable staff to lead health-conscious consumers to those products that will specifically address their individual nutritional needs and health concerns. No other retail outlet can provide that level of service and expertise.
An Award-Winning Company
It was because of this commitment to the founding principals upon which the industry was founded that Bluebonnet Nutrition was awarded the first 'Manufacturer of the Year' by Vitamin Retailer in 2006. In fact, Vitamin Retailer Magazine sought input from leading natural product retailers asking them to identify companies in the industry that exemplified the following criteria: leadership, noteworthy/distinctive product line, innovative product development, high-quality manufacturing standards, strong relationship with retailers, community outreach, trade association involvement, reputation, company growth rate, and financial standing. This award acknowledges the strength in the partnership between Bluebonnet and the natural product retailers they serve with a loyalty to the industry that is unrivaled.
They've been honored once again by natural products retailers nationwide as one of the top two supplement lines to receive the coveted 2009 Natural Choice Award from Whole Foods Magazine. In addition, Bluebonnet was awarded the 2009 Best of Supplements Award from Better Nutrition under the heart health category for their Cellular Active? CoQ10 Ubiquinol products. This journey to the top has not been by accident but by design. As a company, they have carefully plotted a path that specifically meets the needs of this industry and their customers. And they are extraordinarily grateful for being acknowledged for that commitment, as well as their dedication to state-of-the-art manufacturing, the environment, ecological preservation, social responsibility, energy conservation, waste reduction and most importantly providing the industry with the highest quality, natural and pure, gluten-free, kosher supplements on the market.
An Unrivaled Quality Value
The fact that Bluebonnet has been recognized once again by their cherished retailers in light of all of the positive efforts happening on their end is reassuring and extraordinarily gratifying. If you are wondering how Bluebonnet has achieved the level of success over their short 20-year history, they believe there are a multitude of reasons. Whether it's selecting the best ingredients the Earth has to offer, or developing pure and unique, cutting-edge formulas based on science, or manufacturing and packaging to the highest eco-friendly and quality standards, or instituting "green" practices throughout their entire operations, or distributing to only natural food retailers, Bluebonnet Nutrition takes pride in every step of the process to guarantee that they deliver the most pure, potent, high-quality natural nutritional supplements available with as little impact on the environment as possible.
So as a consumer of Bluebonnet products, you can be assured that your choice is a wise one that packs the punch on natural quality and value. Your commitment to healthy living and intelligent nutritional choices has both short- and long-term health benefits. They are proud to be helping a generation of health-conscious consumers like you get even healthier, and they are grateful to you for making them an integral part of your daily healthcare regimen.