- September 1st, 2013
If you’re feeling depressed and would rather not take a side-effects laden antidepressant drug, you’re in good company. There’s a long-established link between depression and low levels of folate, as folate is tied to levels of serotonin and other important neurotransmitters.
- January 1st, 2013
A study published in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found that mothers who took folic acid supplements during their pregnancy reduced the likelihood of childhood tumors by 45 percent.
While some foods are enriched with folic acid, more research shows that the body absorbs the synthetic version of the vitamin much better than the natural version.
- June 1st, 2012
WHAT IT IS: Folate is a type of water-soluble B vitamin (vitamin B9) that is often found in food naturally, and in vitamin-fortified foods. It is sometimes called folic acid or folacin.
[ Benefits ]Find out what folate is and how it functions within the body.
- March 1st, 2008
The English physician who first described restless legs syndrome (RLS) in 1683 wrote of “leapings and contractions of the tendons” so intense his patients were “no more able to sleep than if they were in a place of greatest torture.” Yet throughout the 1800s, RLS sufferers who complained of its hallmark “creepy crawly” or “itchy, burning” sensatioGet a step ahead of this common condition.By Lisa Marshall