Conventional prenatal advice says that pregnant women need folic acid supplementation to prevent birth defects. But this actually misses a key aspect about folic acid: it’s not methylated or active. The body must go through several conversion steps to make it usable.Read More
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Many people want to know the exact fertility diet they should follow to maximize their chances of getting pregnant.Read More
Welcome to this week’s SNPit. This is where we get down and dirty on a specific topic about your health. Today’s topic is: How do I Get Folic Acid Out of My Body?Read More
The side effects of consuming folic acid are not well known.
Lab research shows us the many negative effects folic acid has on enzymes. We are now beginning to realize the repercussions it can have for human consumption as well. Ironically, consuming folic acid might lead to an actual folate deficiency!Read More
Welcome to this week’s SNPit. This is where we get down and dirty on a specific topic about your health. Today’s topic is: Am I getting too much folic acid?Read More
Welcome to this week’s Dirty Genes Podcast — I’m Dr. Ben LynchRead More
Folate, or Vitamin B9, has many different names and comes in multiple forms. This adds to the confusion around which type of folate you might need.
To complicate the issue, the web is filled with confusing labels, websites, and misguided healthcare professionals.
So, how do you know what type of folate is best for you? In this article, we’re going to cover folate basics, the different forms of folate, and how to choose the best form.Read More
Do you work hard at staying healthy?
Are you eating right, exercising, and living a wholesome lifestyle?
If so, you may be thinking supplements like a prenatal vitamin may not be something you need.Read More
In hopes of a beautiful, healthy child, you start your search for the perfect prenatal vitamin. The results are overwhelming.
Hundreds of options to choose from, and all with varying types and amounts of nutrients!
Some have iron, some don’t. Isn’t this important for everyone?
Some have vitamin A as retinol, others have beta carotene. Which one?
Some have herbs and plants. Are these nutrients necessary?
All you want is to hold your beautiful, healthy baby in your arms.
It is overwhelming, and we get it.
That is why we are here to squelch the confusion and to help you find the perfect prenatal for you.Read More
So many people have questions about the MTHFR gene variation.Read More