Views on folic acid

Can anyone tell me about folic acid. I just saw someone posted other day its not good for you. I need to know because i have my daughter on it for her traumatic brain injury. And i dont want her on anything bad. Bad enough shes on baclafon for spasticity

Deb Marsh
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She needs folate. It's the natural form that our bodies are designed to digest. Folic is synthetic and lingers in the gut causing many different issues.

Amy Tran
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Some people have what is called the MTHFR gene which can make it hard or impossible to detox the body. Folic cannot be used by them, it must be folate.

Andrea Fontenot
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Everyone has mthfr genes. Some people have MUTATIONS of those genes.

Nicole Henderson 3 years

Yes, sorry I didn't clarify that.

Andrea Fontenot 3 years

Phosphatydylserine is good for repairing brain also

Joe Meyers
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Is this something natural??

Raquel Stovall 3 years

Wow thank you guys so much. What company is the best to buy from

Deb Marsh
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It is good for you

Gloria Winkler
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Folic acid is not good for you, its synthetic and many people cannot even process it, it acts like a toxin I the body. Folate is what you want, its the natural form the body can use.

Andrea Fontenot 3 years

Folate is good, folic acid is synthetic.

Lee Rock
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Need to use foliate as folic is synthetic

Debra Sharp
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What's a good folate brand?

Maria Buckner
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My granddaughter has the MTHFR and she is prescribed Deplin which is a food supplement methyl folate.

Cynthia Dow
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I use 5-mthf by Thorne. It's a great active form of folate.

Wade Cortes
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So can the folate still help my 4 yr old if he has brain damage??? (lisensephally) and what could be some other things that i could use to nurture his brain?

Raquel Stovall
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Whats mthf?? Wade Cortes??

Raquel Stovall
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Its a gene mutation. People who have it (between 40-60% of the population) can't detox their bodies, or convert folic acid, so its useless to them and even builds up in their body. They need folate to be able to process.

Andrea Fontenot 3 years

So yes my son does have a gene mutation (lisensepally) i did took prenatal vitamins with folic acid, do u know if folate would still help him if he has flat brain allready??

Raquel Stovall 3 years

The gene mutation is NOT called MTHFR. The genes are MTHFR genes. When they're mutated, it's called MTHFR mutations. There are numerous alleles in involved.

Nicole Henderson 3 years

Im confused

Raquel Stovall 3 years

My comment wasn't towards you. But for you, start researching mthfr mutations on Google.

Nicole Henderson 3 years
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I love this one!

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Melissia Rowe
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Do u know if u could give it to kids??

Raquel Stovall 3 years

I give it to my kids. Depending on her weight, you might only need one.

Melissia Rowe 3 years

My bff gives it to her two yr old son but ask your doctor first

Sheena Webster 3 years

debra, please Google dmso. It has amazing properties and is supposed to be very good for brain swelling! It was squashed by big money because they could make big bucks from it. I am using it to help heal my. I am using it to help heal my chronic lyme.

Lourdes Todd
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My son has lisensepally, and also suffers from spasms or seizures but how can i know if hes brain swelling??

Raquel Stovall 3 years

I figured it was I guess. Because you said traumatic brain injury. Which usually means swelling. DMSO also is amazing to use to help carry other medicines deeper into the body's tissues. Like herbs that might help. Just always make sure your hands and anything else you use to apply it or deliver it are clean. And if applied to the patients skin that that also has just been cleaned. Because it will also being those into their body. It can be taken internally as well as applied externally. Just make sure you purchase medical grade. And use water or aloe juice to cut the strength of it. There is wonder info online on natural healing sites about dmso.

Lourdes Todd 3 years

What brand do you buy. I just googled it and there are lots of dmso brands.

Deb Marsh 3 years

I get mine at the feed store. Hey, if it's good enough for million $ race horses:). It's good enough for me:). It was $7.95 for this 16 oz bottle!

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Lourdes Todd 3 years

IF there is an MTHFR mutation, methylfolate is a better choice. I don't have that mutation and I take folic acid and methylate just fine. My labs showed high levels of folate.

Erika May
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Folic acid is synthetic (man made) and potentially harmful. It is not readily bioavailabe. Should be taking folate, not folic acid.

Larissa Spencer
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I thought it was good for you. So i had the dr put her on it a year or more again. And alot of her memory has came back. Plus she is on B1. But i will be taking her off of it for aure now

Deb Marsh
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ALL B VITAMINS can be affected by this.

Nicole Henderson
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Can be affected how? Meaning good for you?

Deb Marsh 3 years

In other words, folate is not the only one to focus on. Take a B-complex with all the Bs in their most bioavailable forms (methylated.)

Larissa Spencer 3 years

That's why we use a fully methylated multivitamin.

Melissia Rowe 3 years

Thank you. I try to do right. But dont know whats good for you and whats not in vitamins.

Deb Marsh 3 years

Deborah Young, don't feel bad, it's a lot to learn. Doctors don't even know the things we know when we study it. In normal people, the liver converts SYNTHETIC b vitamins (folate is a b vitamin) into their usable forms. Synthetic b vitamins are added to food, too... Ugh. Anyway, with the mutations, our livers can't convert the synthetic kind to the usable kind. Therefore, we need b vitamins from natural, unprocessed foods, whole food vitamins, or methyl vitamins as mentioned above. It's a lot to learn- took me 8 years and I'm still learning just how serious, and sometimes deadly, this condition can be.

Nicole Henderson 3 years
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look for folate.

Melissa Lutz
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Isn't folic acid in pre-natal vitamins? It's been a while since I've taken them??

Whitney Benson
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In many of them, yes.

Wade Cortes 3 years

Wow!

Whitney Benson 3 years

Maybe thats why some babies come out messed up. Glad to know this.

Deb Marsh
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Maybe you could rephrase that. My son isn't "messed up".

Nicole Henderson 3 years

It's like using the word "retarded" and it's offensive.

Nicole Henderson 3 years

There is so much out there to learn. I thank god i didnt take prenatal. I didnt feel comfortable taking them.

Deb Marsh
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