A - Z of Vitamins & Supplements

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Folate (Vitamin B9) and Vitamin B12

Folic acid (Vitamin B9), known as Folate, helps the body form healthy red blood cells, reduce the risk of central neural tube defects in unborn babies.

Sources of Folic Acid: Chickpeas; Peas; Asparagus; Spinach; Liver; Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli and fortified breakfast cereals. By eating a varied and healthy, balanced diet, most people will get sufficient amounts of folic acid. If pregnant or trying for a baby speak to your doctor about taking a Folic Acid supplement.

Folate and Vitamin B12 - Herbal remedy for Alzheimer’s Disease & Heart Disease: Both prevent elevated levels of homocysteine that is a naturally occurring amino acid that increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease and heart disease. Foods containing folate include: avocados; bananas; oranges; asparagus; green leafy vegetables; and dried beans.  B12 vitamin: It may be important for preventing or delaying the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

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Health Issues

Maca (Lepidum meyenii, Brassicaceae), a root vegetable grown in the Andean region of Peru, is widely used for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Maca is said to improve male and female reproductive activity in diverse ways, from increasing arousal and reducing symptoms of menopause to boosting sperm quality,


The Food & Pandemics Report, produced by plant-based advocacy group ProVeg International, identifies the eating and farming of animals as “the single most risky human behaviour in relation to pandemics”, and calls for urgent changes to the global food system in order to prevent future outbreaks. The report has drawn support from inside the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).


An international team of researchers from Brazil, the United States and Sweden has found that polyphenols found in berries of the açaí palm (Euterpe oleracea)