Folic Acid (folate)
Consider Folic Acid if you suffer from anaemia, eczema, twitches, poor memory, depression and circulatory problems.
- Water soluble vitamin found in wheatgerm, nuts and green leafy vegetables (spinach, broccoli, sprouts).
- Not storable, so regular daily intake required.
- Needed for: formation of nervous system in foetus; preventing spina bifida; formation of red blood cells; brain function; heart protection.
Free Radicals (FR's)
- Chemical 'buzz bombs' released in the process of energy production in each cell. Free Radicals can cause damage to DNA and other cell components. They are also increased due to pollution, smoking, sunlight, stress and exercise. The Free Radicals can be neutralised by antioxidants, assuming a high enough concentration of these is present.