Okay . . . so did you know . . . another name for "folic acid" would be vitamin B11?
We now know from yesterday's discussion that vitamin B10 is a chemical found in vitamin B 9 (folic acid).
Well . . . guess what???
Vitamin B11 is also a chemical found in vitamin B9 (folic acid).
So what does vitamin B11 actually do for the body???
Well . . . it's essential for the production of new cells and important for the metabolism of homocysteine, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and possibly neurodegeneration.
Vitamin B11 also known as salicylic acid . . . plays an important role in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. And it works with B12 to contribute to the formation of DNA and RNA.
Salicylic Acid is extremely essential and plays an important role in the formation of the brain and spinal cord in a fetus during development of the embryo.
And finally . . . it is also used for pain relief.
So where can we find this important vitamin in our food source???
Well . . . it can be found in clams, beef liver, fortified breakfast cereals, salmon, trout, milk, yogurt and ham.
Okay . . . so tomorrow we finish this discussion of "B" vitamin with B 12.
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