Most people don’t know the difference between folate versus folic acid, as the terms are often used interchangeably.
Did you know that folic acid is not found in natural foods at all?!
It is the synthetic form of folate that is used as an ingredient in vitamin supplements. Basically it’s a cheap counterfeit isolate of the naturally occurring nutrient, folate. While eating too much folate-rich foods is not a concern, consuming too much folic acid has been implicated in increasing the occurrence of certain cancers. The present system, where women rely on a pill and not on real foods, leads to a plethora of serious health problems in children- childhood asthma, infant respiratory tract infections, and cardiac birth defect. …Read more