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Country Life Folate Orange Flavor -- 400 mcg - 100 Chewable Wafers


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Country Life Folate Orange Flavor -- 400 mcg - 100 Chewable Wafers

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Country Life Folate Orange Flavor Description

  • Promotes Heart Health
  • Essential for Expectant Mothers
  • USDA Organic
  • Certified Gluten Free
  • Orange Flavor

From the leader in B-Vitamins, Country Life's Organic Folate is certified USDA organic. This folate is water extracted from organic lemon peel to maintain its purity.

  • Promotes Heart Health
  • Essential for Expectant Mothers
  • USDA Organic
  • Certified Gluten Free
  • Orange Flavor

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Directions

Adults chew one (1) wafer daily. As a reminder, discuss the supplements and medications that you take with your health care providers.
Free Of
Gluten, yeast, wheat, soy, milk, salt, preservatives, artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners, magnesium stearate, GMOs.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Wafer
Servings per Container: 0
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Folate (as organic lemon extract (peel))400 mcg100%
Other Ingredients: Organic maltodextrin, organic evaporated cane juice sugar, organic rice bran extract, natural orange flavor, silica.
Warnings

Caution: If you are pregnant or nursing, taking medication or planning a surgery, consult your doctor  before using this product. If any adverse reactions occur, stop taking the product and consult your doctor.

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What do B vitamins do?

Vitamin B plays an important role in:
  1. Carbohydrate metabolism
  2. Immune system support
  3. Cardiovascular support
  4. Cognitive health
  5. Nervous system support
  6. Hair, skin and nail support
Additionally, B vitamins are being studied for their potential role in gut health and how they affect gut microbiota.

What are B vitamins?

B vitamins are essential water-soluble nutrients, with "essential" meaning they must be obtained through diet and "water-soluble" indicating they're not stored in the body and must be regularly consumed. Unfortunately, nutrition shortfalls and lifestyle challenges may keep us from getting enough vitamin B from diet alone. This is where a quality vitamin B supplement can provide support to fill in any nutritional gaps. It's also important to understand that the family of Bs is made up of different forms, each with their own name and number. B-1 (thiamine) B-2 (riboflavin) B-3 (niacin) B-5 (pantothenic acid) B-6 (pyridoxine) B-7 (biotin) B-9 (folic acid/folate) B-12 (cobalamin)

Vitamin B benefits & functions

Each of the above B vitamins has a primary function in the body (so they are individually assigned a recommended Daily Value, or RDV) along with supportive functions working together. That’s why it’s important to take a B complex supplement containing the entire family of Bs -- unless, of course, you have a specific deficiency determined by your health care provider that requires you to take certain B vitamins separately. A well-researched example of how B vitamins work together would be maintaining normal levels of homocysteine. Homocysteine is a sulfur containing amino acid found in the body. Sometimes, homocysteine levels in the blood become elevated. It has been shown that there is a correlation between elevated homocysteine and many different health challenges. Vitamins B-6, B-9 (folate) and B-12 are involved with maintaining healthy homocysteine levels. Vitamin B-6 also has many other functions. It’s involved with over 100 enzyme reactions, including protein metabolism, cognitive health and carbohydrate metabolism. And then there is B-12, often the go-to B vitamin for energy. But, it too has many other functions. Vitamin B-12 is important for central nervous system functioning and forming red blood cells. To note: those who follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle are often at risk of B-12 inadequacy. This is because natural sources of B-12 are found in animal products. B-1 (thiamine) is important for energy metabolism and the growth and function of cells. B-3 (niacin) is converted in tissues to NAD (a coenzyme form of niacin) that plays a role in over 400 different enzyme functions. These are just a few examples of what B vitamins do in the body. As you can see, Bs are in important part of maintaining overall health, but depending on your diet, you may have certain nutrient shortfalls. This is a good reason to consider adding a B complex supplement should be considered as part of your daily supplement routine.

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Are you aware that all B vitamin supplements are NOT created equally? Have you ever opened a bottle of Bs and were greeted with that less-than-pleasant “vitamin” smell? Not a favorable experience. There are different types of B vitamins – those known as standard USP (and these are very good) and those that are called coenzyme (or coenzymated). Standard B-vitamins are very stable and fine to take. They're frequently less expensive. However, they may have more of that offensive smell. Coenzymated Bs are a biologically active form that may reduce the unpleasant smell. The coenzyme form also supports the utilization of these nutrients in the body. You might call them “body ready.” So, how do you know if your supplement contains coenzymated Bs? Look at the supplement facts panel on the bottle. Products can have 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 7 coenzyme Bs, so it’s important to take a good look at the supplement facts panel to find a product that has the most coenzyme Bs in the formula. Here are some of the coenzyme nomenclatures to look for on supplement facts panels:
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  •  B-2 riboflavin 5’ phosphate
  • B-3 NADH
  • B-5 pantethine
  • B-6 Pyridoxal 5’ phosphate
  • B-9 (aka Folate) methyltetrahydrofolate
  • B-12 dibencozide and/or methylcobalamin
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