Essential nutrients (part 3)
This week, please see part 3 of our intro to essential nutrients. Welcome any feedback, and of course feel free to contact us for any further information
Folic Acid (Folate):
Effective for: Critical during pregnancy for development of brain and nerves, utilised in protein and red cell function.
Deficiency symptoms: Anaemia, eczema, poor memory, migraines.
Daily requirement: RDA 200mcg
Food sources: Liver, wheat germ, spinach, broccolli
Known to cause gastrointestinal and sleep problems when supplementing over 1.5mg
Effective for: Helps the body utilise essential fats, promotes healthy skin, hair and nails.
Deficiency symptoms: Dry skin, poor hair condition, eczema, dermatitis.
Daily requirement: RDA 150mcg
Food sources: Oysters, water melon, almonds, herring.
Best supplemented as part of a B-complex with food.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid):
Effective for: Strengthens the immune system and helps fight infection. Makes collagen which aids in bone skin and joint health. Anti-oxidant, makes anti-stress hormones.
Deficiency symptoms: Frequent colds, lack of energy, bleeding gums.
Daily requirement: RDA 60mg
Food sources: Broccoli, Peppers, Oranges
The ascorbate form (calcium ascorbate, magnesium ascorbate etc) is easily tolerated
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