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so today we’re going to talk about vitamin b9 there’s a couple different versions one is folic acid one is folate folic acid is the synthetic version which I recommend you avoid and then you have full egg which is the natural version and the reason I want to bring this up is that vitamin b9 is very very important in many chemical reactions in the body and especially in turning genes on and turning them off and DNA repair so if you’re deficient and b9 you can have a lot of body issues in vitamin b9 is a very common deficiency simply because the enzyme that helps you convert folate or folic acid to the active form of b9 which is methylfolate uses this enzyme which is commonly mutated so there are different types of mutations or alterations in different groups of people and some mutations create no problem at all others create huge problems with the absorption of folate in fact 30 to 50 percent of the population has some form of mutation in this gene and out of this population you have various degrees of absorption some people can absorb more than others but the point is that a lot of people are deficient in this active form of b9 not having this vitamin work in the body can lead to a lot of issues one would be high homocysteine which can create risk of getting a stroke heart attack hearing loss many other symptoms another deficiency symptom would be increasing risk of cancer a heart disease in fertility migraine headaches depression and other problems with your neurotransmitters and inability to detoxify so you have one problem of not getting enough of that nutrient but the other problem is getting too much of the synthetic version if you have a problem with this gene and you’re taking or being exposed to this synthetic form of b9 you’re going to have a lot of additional problems so then the question is how might you beginning folic acid well one is they fortify a lot of the grains with folic acid another common exposure would be the vitamins that you’re taking if you’re buying your vitamins from the drugstore or even a helpful store in their synthetic make sure it does not have this version right here we get our natural folate from dark leafy green vegetables you can get them from organ meats but very few people consume like beef liver let alone consume enough vegetables so just from a diet standpoint a lot of people are deficient in this nutrient right here one test that you can do to determine if you have a problem with this is it’s called 23andme it’s an online site and you can order the test and find out if you have a problem with this if you do then this is the the version of b9 that you want to take it’s called methyl full-length it’s easy to find you can go to the health store or order online but I would also recommend taking at the same time a high quality vitamin b12 you want to get the methyl version of b12 as well it’s called methylcobalamin and not the synthetic version which is the cyano Cibola main you want to get the methyl version alright guys thanks for watching and I will talk to you soon hey if you’re liking this content please subscribe now and I will actually keep you updated on future videos
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In this video, I’m going to talk about B9. There are a couple of different versions, one is folic acid, and the other is folate.
Folate vs folic acid:
Folic acid — This is the synthetic version which I don’t recommend.
Folate — This is the natural version from folate-rich foods like vegetables or organ meats.
If you’ve been wondering which is better, folate or folic acid, the better choice is folate.
Vitamin B9 is very important in many chemical reactions in the body, especially:
• Turning genes on and off
• DNA repair
This is a very common deficiency, and if you have a B9 deficiency, you could have a lot of body issues.
Not having the active form of B9, which is methylfolate, work in the body can lead to health issues like:
• High homocysteine
• Increased risk of cancer
• Heart disease
• Inability to detoxify
• Problems with neurotransmitters
You have one problem of not getting enough of the natural vitamin B9 nutrient, but you may also be getting too much of the synthetic version. If you’re taking or being exposed to this synthetic version, you’re going to have a lot of additional problems.
How might you be consuming folic acid without knowing?
• Grains are fortified with folic acid
• From synthetic vitamins
If you are deficient in B9, you can try taking:
• B12 (take the methyl version which is cobalamin)
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