In appreciation of National Folic Acid Awareness Week, learn how adding Folic Acid to your diet can improve your quality of life!
Have you wondered why Folic Acid is needed in the diet and what it does to support your body?
Is Folic Acid recommended only if you are pregnant?
Folic Acid is a type of B vitamin that is found in foods such as dark leafy greens, dried beans, lentils, and citrus fruits.
Folic acid works closely with vitamin B12 to support the generation of red blood cells and helps iron function properly in the body.
Or if you have a Vitamin B12 deficiency, we recommend Cataplex® B12
Folic Acid is known to be important during the beginning stages of pregnancy as it helps with calcium development for the baby. It is also commonly added as a supplement for those who are being treated for deficiencies which result in certain types of anemia and other symptoms. These deficiencies are most common in those who have kidney or liver disease or have digestive issues.
If you or someone you know has a Folate deficiency, Healing with Zen recommends Folic Acid B12
“Folic acid and vitamin B12 support cellular health.
- Encourages healthy cell production
- Supports healthy nervous system development
- Encourages healthy circulation
- Supports healthy homocysteine levels
- Essential in the important processes of DNA formation and replication
- Healthful diets with adequate folate may reduce a women’s risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord birth defect” – Standard Process
You can learn more about Folic Acid B12 and how it could help you by clicking here or by talking to your acupuncturist at your next appointment.
If you are a new patient, you can click here to reserve your initial consultation.
Click here to book an appointment with our acupuncturist and herbalist to discuss if adding a supplement or herbal formula to your heath care routine would be beneficial for you!