The Benefits of Folate (Folic Acid)

From a newsletter I receive from Nutrition and Healing
Our regular readers know that we don’t shy away from a little debate or even an outright brawl with mainstream medicine when it comes to the best way to keep you healthy.
While some debates are worth having, others are just silly. So let’s hope that a massive new study on folic acid finally puts to bed one of the silliest debates of all.
For years, we’ve been telling you that some folks in mainstream medicine have never met a vitamin or other natural product that didn’t frighten them. That’s because as more people turn to these natural, time-tested remedies, the Big Pharma gravy train rolls to a halt.
So some mainstream doctors and medical researchers have been trying to scare people away from supplementing with folic acid, a natural and beneficial B vitamin.
Folate, the natural form of folic acid, is necessary for cell growth and division, which led some to concoct a ridiculous theory that folic acid must somehow raise your risk of cancer.
A new international study has exposed that theory for exactly what it is — pure nonsense. A team of researchers analysed 13 separate trials involving 50,000 people to see if daily supplementation with folic acid led to an increased cancer risk.
After five years, the researchers tallied who developed cancer and found no significant difference whatsoever between the group that took folic acid and the group that took a placebo.
There was no increased risk of colon cancer. No increased risk of prostate cancer. No increased risk of lung or breast cancer.
You get the picture.
I’m hoping that this new research will open people’s eyes to a truth we’ve been sharing with you for years — folic acid actually helps PREVENT cancer. That’s not just a theory — that’s a fact that’s been confirmed by extensive research.
Numerous studies have shown that folic acid is effective in reducing your risk of developing breast, colon, ovarian, pancreatic, and a host of other cancers. In fact, Dr. Wright calls folic acid, vitamin B12 and zinc the “three most important nutrients in any cancer prevention programme.”
As part of a cancer-prevention regimen, Dr. Wright recommends folic acid (1-5 milligrams daily), vitamin B12 (500-2,000 micrograms daily), and zinc (30 milligrams of zinc picolinate, along with 2 milligrams of copper daily).
Give this routine a try, and you’ll learn a secret that many in the mainstream have been slow to accept — when it comes to cancer prevention, folic acid may be the best friend you have.

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