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folacin

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folacin

folic acid

Nutrition
A general term for pteroylglutamic acids and their related conjugates. This family of B vitamins are required for normal haematopoiesis (production of red blood cells), and are present in leafy green vegetables, liver and yeast; it is used to treat megaloblastic anaemia and folate deficiency, prevent against cervical cancer and neural tube defects, and may ward against coronary artery disease as it counteracts the effects of homocysteine, an amino acid which, if elevated, increases smooth muscle proliferation, narrowing affected arteries.

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Folacin is involved in the manufacture of red and white blood cells.
Researchers are suggesting a link between increased amounts of folacin in the diet and decreased levels of the amino acid homocysteine in the blood.
All of this adds fuel to the fire for those who believe that the Recommended Dietary Allowance for folacin (a collective term for all forms of B6) is too low.
Folacin plays a role in preventing some birth defects, as well as reducing the risk of certain cancers.
In 1988, vegetables were the major sources of folacin in the food supply, accounting for 27 percent.
12] Chlorine Folacin Sulfur Biotin Pantothenic Acid Trace elements Manganese Iron Copper Iodine Zine Flourine Selenium Chromium Molybdenum TABLE 3.
It has some folacin and other B vitamins, as well as some fiber.
Folic acid (also known as folacin or folate) is a water soluble B vitamin (B9).
The nutrient requirement for birds producing hatching eggs is increased over that for hens producing eggs for human consumption for iodine, manganese, and zinc, and for the vitamins E, K, B12, folacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, and riboflavin.
3] 4 the predicted requirement Vit E 20 the predicted requirement Vit K 1000 the predicted requirement Biotin 10 the predicted requirement Choline 2 the predicted requirement Folacin 1000 the predicted requirement Niacinavail 350 mg/kg body weight Pantothenic acid 100 the predicted requirement Riboflavin 20 the predicted requirement Thiamin [B.