Increase Mood & Vitality With Folic Acid!

Folic acid (folate) is integral to the healthy functioning of everybody, especially women during pregnancy, babies and young children.

However, Folic acid is vital to everybody due to its role in the production of red blood cells, and the prevention of anaemia. Folic acid significantly increases your capacity to deliver oxygen to your muscles during training, it also replenishes rapidly regenerating tissue such as intestinal mucosa, preserving bowel health, and plays a key role in controlling mood and anxiety.

Folic acid levels should be above 150,000 ng/ml2 (150 micrograms) indicating healthy stores (Department of Health, 2008).

Deficiency results in anaemia, severely implicating your health and training. Not only this, the brains serotonin stores decrease significantly, contributing to reduced mood and potentially, clinical depression!

To increase your Folic acid intake try consuming more dark leafy vegetables such as spinach, asparagus, citrus fruits, avocado, seeds and nuts. If this is impractical for you, many foods such as cereals and breads are fortified (enriched) with folic acid. Also try one of our multi-vitamins and minerals to help meet your requirements

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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