The 2000 blockstartoftextAntioxidant benefits of folic acid supplements
The benefits of folic acid supplementation recorded in the 2000-block of the Food Assessment Programme-Assessment Programme (FAP-MAP) research study are thought to have far-reaching potential for improving the quality of life of women and men the Irish Folic Acid Council (IFAC) has said.
According to the council the reports findings are an important part of their analysis of research that has been carried out on men and women since 1991.
According to the third study of its kind set up in Australia the levels of four folic acid metabolites (methion CpG of lactic acid diallyl sulfide and methyldecyl dihydrofolate) were found to be linked to a lower risk of death among severely ill COVID-19 patients. Levels of five common folic acid metabolites were found to be linked to a 100 lower risk of death.
The findings have been recorded in the The Lancet medical journal.
The amount of 600mgday male and 468mgday female folate supplement in a healthy individual was found to be 16 lower than in a vitamin C of 1. 5 gram per day (Au250).
It was also found that Folic acid supplements with a daily 3g dose were found to be a 53 reduction in risks of death blood test result hospital admission and blood transfusion.
Average risk of death based on the average 2g daily dosing was 16 lower in that group compared to patients taking vitamin C of 500mgday or 550mgday plus 5g daily.
Meanwhile levels of 20 urinary metabolites – including levels of two known immune suppressing drugs 3-hydroxycholecalcidiol (3HCC) and 3-hydroxydro-346-trihydroxycholic acid (3H-C) was found to be 14 lower in all the folate supplements.
The council also urged doctors to give pregnant women details of the supplement the company had supplied them and how it could be taken.
The preparations provided to those affected by frostbite exposure in Ireland are the same as for those who do not the council noted.
Furthermore vitamin C in particular was found to be found in an average 80g daily intake top 30120mg dose for women. The same intake of 50mg was found to be enough to cause an elevation in blood vitamin C levels and vitamin D levels.
These findings have shone a bright light on the pernicious effect corruption can have on health and how productivity can be put to use in the fight against COVID-19 commented FAP-MAPs director Dermot McGarry.
Folic acid is a dietary supplement and the products which do this are called folic acid supplements.