Category Archives: folic acid

New Birth Control with Added Folate

The FDA has just approved a new birth control pill, “Beyaz”, which contains a form of Folate. Birth control pills are known to deplete: Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) Folate Vitamin B12 Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Zinc Please see my previous posted article on “Birth Control Pills Can Deplete Vitamins” for further information. Technically, […]

More Good News for Folic Acid

It is well known that pregnant woman need to be on folic acid to prevent against neural tube defect. Neural tube defect can manifest as spina bifida (cleft in the spinal column) or as abnormalities in brain development. In 1996 the US Preventative Service Task Force (USPTF) first published its folic acid recommendation of 0.4 […]