Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Contains Folate

Other forms of vitamin B are folic acid and folate. Folate is needed for new cells to be produced and maintained which is especially important during times of quick cell growth and division like 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 it is thought to guard again 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 a person's body is not able to carry enough oxygen. If the body lacks a supply of folate it can lead to the formation of "giant" red blood cells which do not possess the needed amount of hemoglobin required to carry oxygen. (5*)

Other symptoms of folate deficiency include: Weight loss, loss of appetite, diarrhea, behavioral disorders, irritability, heart palpitations, headaches, sore tongue and weakness. (6*) Pregnant women with folate deficiency are likelier to give birth to premature infants, infants with neural tube defects and babies that are low in 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 Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear).
(1) Wikipedia: Folic Acid
Wikipedia: Folate Deficiency
(3) Office of Dietary Supplements: Folate
(4) Folic Acid: Folate
(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