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group of organic substances that are required in the diet of humans and animals for normal growth, maintenance of life, and normal reproduction. Vitamins act as catalysts; very often either the vitamins themselves are coenzymes, or they form integral parts of coenzymes.
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Asparagus is an excellent source of folacin, a B vitamin that helps keep the circulatory system strong, and it's a good source of potassium and vitamin C.
Folic Acid (folacin, pteroyl-mono-glutamic acid, vitamin B9) has a major role in DNA repair, nitric oxide production, purine and pyrimidine metabolism, and metabolic conversion of tyrosine and histidine.
Obese osteoarthritis patients were benefited from the weight loss and foods that supply the nutrients such as vitamin D, folacin, vitamin B6, zinc, and pantothenic acid in which they are deficient (10).
Plain white rice has far less vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folacin, potassium, magnesium, iron, and over dozen other nutrients.This leads us to the conclusion that we should always pay more attention to the nutritional value of our commodities and make some modifications to our systems whenever needed, to get the maximum benefits of our food, that has proven to be a main element in our short, as well as long-term health.nKnife & Fork : Brown vs.
Folic acid and folate are two forms of the same B vitamin (collectively called folacin).
Water-soluble vitamins include thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folacin, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), choline, and vitamin B12.
According to The Grand Dictionary of Chinese Medicine and the Compendium of Materia Medica, as well as many certified tests and analyses carried out by the Department of Agriculture and the Institute for Nutrition and Food Safety of the Center of Disease Prevention and Control of China, cacti contain over 18 kinds of amino acid, carbohydrates, chief meal fibrin, carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K1, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, smoke acid, folacin, calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, sodium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, iodine, and selenium.
First, they have a high nutrient content, which varies between plant species: In general, fruits are very important sources of vitamins A, C, [B.sub.6], and folacin, plus minerals such as potassium, magnesium, copper, and iron.
These include thiamin ([B.sub.1]), riboflavin ([B.sub.2]), nicotinic acid or niacin ([B.sub.3]), pantothenic acid ([B.sub.5]), pyridoxine ([B.sub.6]), biotin ([B.sub.7]), folic acid, folacin, or folate ([B.sub.9]), cyanocobalamin ([B.sub.12]), choline, and myoinositol.
Here's the good news for middle age women: research now shows that folate (also known as folic acid or folacin) has other powerful protective qualities against the number one killer in Canada: heart disease.
For example, anti-convulsant medications reduce the body's supplies of vitamin D and folacin. To prevent deficiency, residents may need to drink more milk, eat folacin-rich foods, and/or take vitamin supplements.