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why should i take the vitamin folate (folic acid)?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
If you are pregnant: Then it can help prevent a specific class of spinal cord defects called "neural tube defects." if you are not pregnant, then eating a good and balanced diet will likely provide the Folic Acid you need.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Unless : There is a stron history of familial colon cancer. Then supplementation with filicide acid has benny of benefit.
Answered on Dec 29, 2011
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Epigenomes: Epigenetics would be the key to silencing illness in the body which might be the future of medicine. Methylation is what makes us stay young and due to cooking we lose these methylation ability. There are 4 vitamins that enhances methylation and turn on epigenomes they are 1. Choline, 2.Betaine, 3. Folic acid, 4. B12 so Folic Acid plays a major role in helping us reverse aging and stay healthy.
Answered on Jan 11, 2019
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Go ahead: They are unlikely to do you any good or any harm. Both are normal components found in most everything that you eat.
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