Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) Contain Folate (B9)

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Other forms of Vitamin B are folic acid and folate. Folate is needed for new cell production and maintenance. This is especially important during quick cell growth during pregnancy and infancy(1*). To make the cells' building blocks, RNA and DNA, a supply of folate is required(2*). Folate also aids in repairing DNA and is thought to guard against cancer(3*).

Both children and adults require folate for the normal production of red blood cells. Failing to produce enough red blood cells, or if the cells formed are irregular, may result in a condition called anemia(4*).

Anemia occurs when your blood has fewer oxygen-rich red blood cells. If the body lacks a supply of folate, it can form "giant" red blood cells that do not possess the needed amount of hemoglobin required to carry oxygen(5*).

Other folate deficiency symptoms include weight loss, loss of appetite, diarrhea, behavioral disorders, irritability, heart palpitations, headaches, sore tongue, and weakness(6*). Pregnant women with folate deficiency are more likely to give birth to premature infants, children with neural tube defects, and babies with low weight(7*). Anemia in an adult can be a symptom of advanced folate deficiency(8*).

Sources of Folate

Dry Beans and Peas, Fruits, Green Leafy Vegetables, and our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear).

     Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Folic Acid
Wikipedia: Folate Deficiency

(3) Office of Dietary Supplements National Institutes of Health: Folate
Folic Acid: Food Sources

(5) Mayo Clinic: Folate
(6) The Globe and Mail: How Folate Can Cut The Risk of Colon Cancer

(7) University of Oregon - Linus Pauling Institute: Folic Acid
(8) University of Maryland Medical Center: Folic Acid