Folic Acid – Vitamin B

Folic acid is a form of vitamin B. The natural sources of vitamin B are green leafy vegetables, such as broccoli and spinach, fruits, such as bananas, legumes, cereals, yeast, mushroom, organ meat, tomato juice and orange juice.

Or you can take it in a vitamin supplement Most B complex vitamins include folic acid.

In research at the University of York and Hull York Medical School both low folate and low vitamin B12 status were been found in studies of depressive patients, and there is an association between depression and low levels of these two vitamins in studies of the general population.

Folic acid is important for the healthy functioning of the nervous system at all ages. It is used for the production of SAM (S-adenosyl methionine), and for DNA synthesis.

A bad diet contributes to folic acid deficiencies, as do alcoholism, drugs (including aspirin and birth control pills), barbiturates, and anticonvulsants.

The best way to make sure you are getting all your vitamins is through a healthy diet, which will in turn help keep you in the best health possible, cutting down the chances of falling into a depression.

If you are feeling symptoms of depression you should definitely consult with your doctor and see if you have any vitamin or mineral deficiencies, as it is an easy thing to remedy with a better diet and multivitamins.

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