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Tag : b vitamins

05 Jul 2017

Vitamin B9

This one is important for soon to be or expecting moms. Vitamin B9, otherwise known as folate is common to see deficiencies in, even in the US. So if you are planning on making a jr. soon, make sure you read up on your folate! Now you might recognize this word sounds familiar. The synthetic version of folate, known as folic acid, is in many foods. However I would prefer if you went for natural and nonsynthetic sources of this […]

05 Jul 2017

Vitamin B7

Have you ever heard about the feared biotin deficiency that comes from eating egg whites? Well B7, otherwise known as biotin is a necessary B vitamin found in the yolks of the eggs. I have a little personal theory that if something is made whole in nature, you should eat the whole edible part of that food for a reason. Egg whites are high in avidan, which sort of “turns off” the biotin. So if you only eat the whites, […]

05 Jul 2017

Vitamin B6

This is one of those vitamins that their is a finer line between not enough and too much. It has many important roles, many of them are the first step before other important things happen. So lacking B6 could set off a negative chain reaction in the body. One role it is involved in is as a coenzyme to form pyridoxal phosphate which helps over 100 other enzymes in protein metabolism. Talk about a team player!   Not only does […]