Thoughtful Thursday GOKI Readers, and for all you folks of Irish descent (or wish you were :)), Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 17, 2011 Health Tip Of The Day

Take Folic Acid

Folic acid's main role is to maintain the cell's genetic code - DNA, the master plan for cell reproduction. It also works with vitamin B12 to form hemoglobin in red blood cells.

Deficiencies of folic acid include anemia, impaired growth, and abnormal digestive function. Taking too much folic acid through supplements can mask a vitamin B12 deficiency and could interfere with other medications. In the synthetic form - the form used to fortify foods and in supplements - folic acid has a UL (upper intake level) of 1,000 mcg per day for adults over eighteen.

As always, To Your Health!


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