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Folic Acid

Folic acid is the chemically synthesized form of folate or vitamin B9. In humans, folates are converted to tetrahydrofolic acid, which is the active form. Folate deficiency has been implicated to have a wide variety of health effects. In particular...

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient produced by the body and also found in fatty fish, fish oils, meats, and fortified milk and juice sold in the US. Vitamin D crosses the blood-brain-barrier both by passive diffusion, as well as active transport by...

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a naturally occurring water-soluble compound. It is essential for generating new red blood cells, maintaining neurological function, and synthesizing DNA. Note that there are several forms of vitamin B12. The primary form used in most...

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