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

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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 times of 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 it 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 a lower than normal number of oxygen-rich red blood cells. 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 more likely 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 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