Folate

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Folate (Vitamin B9) deserves it's own post! It is an essential, water soluble micronutrient that plays a key role in mood regulation and healthy cell division.

People who experience depression or anxiety are often found to be deficient 📉 in folate.

Some may find it difficult to get the recommended 400mg of folate in their daily diet. For this reason, supplementation with folic acid is popular, especially for women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Supplementation of B Vitamins is recommended and popular, though food sources have been shown to be more completely absorbed. A combination of natural food sources and supplementation is often recommended, especially for the powerhouse Folate (B9).

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Food sources of folate include:

  • Legumes

  • 🥚Eggs

  • 🥬Leafy Greens

  • Citrus Fruits

  • Broccoli

  • Nuts and Seeds

  • Bananas

  • 🥑Avocado

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The statements in these articles are based on research and personal knowledge, but in NO WAY constitute medical advice. Please consult with a physician to discuss how any supplements will interact with any prescribed mediation.