Life Extension Folic Acid & Vitamin B12 Caps - TwinPak
B vitamins are used in the body individually or in combination with enzymes to help release energy from carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Vitamin B coenzymes are crucial to the metabolic pathways that generate the energy needed by every cell in the body. Because they are co-dependent in their metabolic activities, a deficiency of one B vitamin can affect optimal functioning of organ systems throughout the body.
Folic acid (folate) is a member of the B-complex family. It is found in abundance in leafy green vegetables, but is often deficient in the standard American diet. Folic acid participates in a coenzyme reaction that synthesizes DNA needed for cell growth and new cell formation and helps convert vitamin B12 to one of its coenzyme forms.
Folic acid provides the following health benefits:
- Helps protect the chromosomes against genetic damage
- Lowers damaging homocysteine levels
- Participates in the utilization of sugar and amino acids
- Promotes healthier skin
- Helps maintain a healthy GI tract.
A deficiency of folate can result in impaired cell division and protein synthesis. With diminished replacement of healthy red blood cells and intestinal cells, anemia and a decline in GI tract function ensue. The systemic need for folate increases in certain disease states in which increased cell multiplication is needed. Chronic use of medications such as aspirin and antacids can interfere with the natural synthesis of folate.Supplement FactsServing Size:
1 capsuleServings Per Container:
200Amount Per Serving
- Folic Acid - 800mcg
- Vitamin B12 - 300mcg
rice flour, gelatin, water, beet root powder.
Contains yeast and rice. This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), tree nuts, wheat, gluten, or corn. Contains NO artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.Dosage and Use
Take one capsule daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.Caution:
If you have a tendency to psychosis, consult your doctor before taking Vitamin B12. A B12 deficiency with sub-acute combined degeneration of the spinal cord may be masked by folic acid; always monitor B12 levels.Note:
Healthful diets with adequate folate may reduce a woman's risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect. Women of childbearing age should consume 800 mcg of folate daily.
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