Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant?? What you need to know about FOLATE and FOLIC ACID
Things you should know! First of all I am not a Doctor nor do I proclaim to be providing any medical advice. What I am going to explain is purely information I have found while using GOOGLE. I highly suggest that you look it up for yourself and do your own research into FOLATE or it’s synthetically produced counterpart FOLIC ACID. FOLATE, is purely Vitamin B9, and a very important nutrient needed in our diets, especially pregnant or wanting to be pregnant women. Vitamin B9 is found in leafy greens, broccoli, and dried legumes such as beans and lentils. This key nutrient is used by our body to make DNA and other genetic material, produce new cells, and support nervous and immune system functions. DID YOU SEE THAT? Make DNA?? so that is why this is so important during pregnancy? I don’t know, but makes sense to me.
However, do your research and always ask your doctor, practitioner or midwife before taking any supplements or dietary nutrition.
Why you wouldn’t choose FOLIC ACID
Folic acid is the synthetically derived vitamin from the whole food form of FOLATE. FOLIC ACID is not natural and does not naturally exist in nature. Like I mentioned previously FOLATE is Vitamin B9, remember that. Research has determined that synthetics, like FOLIC ACID, can be metabolized in the liver. However overtime the liver cannot synthesize FOLIC ACID, especially in high concentrations. This obviously can cause stress on our liver, right? Are you still with me here?
Pregnant women or looking to become pregnant are always advised to increase their intake of naturally-occurring FOLATE by consuming more dark leafy greens, broccoli, spinach, dried legumes and lentils. Another way is by taking the synthetic FOLIC ACID.
Here’s an easy way to get good, food sourced FOLATE
You can juice or eat a lot of leafy greens as well as eat a lot of dried legumes and lentils. Or may I make a suggestion here? Did you know that Young Living has a couple of products that already contain FOLATE and are infused with essential oils and packed with other great vitamins and other good for you stuff? Look at the ingredient list of Young Livings Balance Complete:
This would be a great addition to anyone’s daily healthy nutrition regimen, I mean look at all that great stuff in there! The taste is great too, because I think it tastes like vanilla cake mix, or raw cookie dough flavor. And did you notice that FOLATE is listed at 33%, you can’t beat that right? Oh but you can, and look at Young Living’s Super B product!
There you go, 100% of the DV of FOLATE right there along with a whole butt load of other good for you stuff! There, I finally posted this. I’ve been mulling it around for quite a while and felt it was time to finally get the info out there.
and if you want to look it up for yourself, which you should for your own peace of mind, here is a link because ya’ know, like I said I am not a Doctor. Another good thing to point out is that we ALL need to become informed, knowledge is wonderful! here is another good link from the Mayo Clinic.
Quit relying on everyone else to give their opinion on things, even Doctors only know what they know, and what they don’t know might be helpful for you and worth finding out. In the past I have heard of one doctor saying one thing and another saying the opposite, so you know what? Do some research. I hope this helped you out!
If you want to purchase your Young Living products so you can get your FOLATE naturally, please reach out to me so I can be of help. Here’s my email: firstname.lastname@example.org or if you just want to head on over and place an order you can go to my link here , however I’d really like to make a suggestion to become a member so you can get the wholesale price, there’s no cost to join. I can help you with that, and get you on our Essential Rewards program called ER so you can get your Balance Complete and Super B coming every month. We all know when you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant you can get busy and very overwhelmed with life, so our ER program is a perfect way to make sure you get your FOLATE while you need it. You can cancel it at any time, but, here’s a little secret…………while you are on the ER program you will be earning reward points so you can get free product! Yep you read that right, FREE PRODUCT every month!
To find out more about the Young Living SEEDLINGS line for babies and infants you can click this link
Young Living is proud to be the leader of essential oil infused products. With the “SEED TO SEAL GUARANTEE” you can rest assured these products are free from dirty, nasty toxins. Start your baby out right by choosing natural, plant based and toxic free products that you’ll enjoy as well!
As they grow, there is an entire line of products just for kids called Kidscents! I will post soon about the Seedlings and Kidscents products so you can learn more.
Hi, this is Rosalie and if you don’t know me, I’ve been married over 35 years, raised my kids and now enjoying my grand children. I love God, the Creator, and started my healthy journey several years ago because I wanted to live my life and take control of my health and healing naturally, God’s way.
I’m an advocate for healing the body through, prayer, trust in God, upright good living, good wholesome food and proper nutrition. Boosting the immune system and ridding your home of nasty toxins is a HUGE key to a healthy lifestyle. I believe living God’s way, living healthier and eating the proper foods and practicing good nutrition is all you need to maintain a healthy weight, a healthy body, as well as having that balanced mind and emotions we all need in this chaotic world we live in. Having a strong spiritual connection with God the Creator as my guide has opened up an entire study of what it means to keep our temple(aka our BODY) clean.
I’ve done a lot of study about living God’s way and what it means to take care of our temple(our body). Weather you have just started, been going at it for a long time or maybe on the fence and don’t know how to start clean living, I am here to help and guide you through your journey.
Health and Wellness Coach – Certified with The Integrative Wellness Academy in 2015
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