This is not medical advice I am posting this for educational and informational purposes.
Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.
Folate is the natural form folic acid is man made. More and more we are learning man made nutrients are toxic to the body and folic acid is no exception It can even damage infants in the womb. It increases the risk of cancer. It can interfere with MTHFR enzymes. The list of health problems it cause goes on and on. It can even mask when someone have a vitamin B12 deficiency.
Most products that contain wheat or some other form of flour are fortified with folic acid. That bread may look tasty but as you learn you will see it may be causing many health problems.
Because people are figuring out how toxic it is they are changing the labels on food. Folic Acid will now be listed as DFE. Folate needs magnesium to work. It is very important to know the difference between folate and folic acid. Folic acid is found in foods that have been fortified and many vitamins contain the toxin.
Because of the ill health effects of folic acid most of Europe will not fortify food with it. Now combine that with the toxin glyphosate which contaminates most of our foods.
Our body produces a very limited amount of the enzyme needed to break down folic acid. It get depleted pretty quickly. Now at to that fact that our gut bacteria also have a limited ability to break down folic acid. This causes it to build up in the blood causing health problems.
Folic acid causes pseudo mthfr.
Folic acid promotes cancer.
Folic acid can cause liver fibrosis.
High folic acid intake has been linked to autism.
Folate and folic acid are not the same.
5MTHF seems to be the best.
People take folate to correct MTHFR issues and often times it is a riboflavin deficiency that is the problem.
Why you should not take folic acid when pregnant.
Folic Acid contributes to worse menotpause symptoms.
A variety of methyl donors are necessary for good health. But they also extend the amount of time folic acid that could not be metabolized remains in our bodies.
Folic acid my inhibit 5MTHF in the cells.