AGE Pill and Folic Acid
“If you are getting excessive fatigue when starting in the first couple of weeks it could be due to the fact that you need to increase the amount of NAD.
To increase the amount of NAD it has to be converted to another compound called ATP and that requires a methyl donor that’s a compound you can find it in dark green vegetables, broccoli, spinach, avocados and things like that.
If you don’t have enough in your system all of the NAD will be exhausted which means there will not be enough to be converted down the cycle into ATP. (eg you won’t get good results with the AGE Pill).
So if you are having any of that tiredness or fatigue when starting the AGE Pill, do one or two things start eating spinach, broccoli (dark green leafy vegetables), avocados so you can get more within your system. If that is not enough to get it up you can go to the store (local chemist ) and buy something that’s got a methyl donor in it.
Methylfolate is inexpensive and it can work for you and do a good job. It’s not folic acid it’s methylfolate so make sure that you get it right one. Fully active folate provides MTHF (5-methyltetrahydrofolate) the folate form most directly required for DNA regulation and other fundamental metabolic processes.” FROM Tom Mower, President of Sisel International. Product Inventor and Chief Scientist.
This is important information that this shared by Tom Mower Sr, AGE Pill product inventor.
Let’s understand more about Folate Deficiency. In reality, many people don’t eat a good diet so they maybe a risk of deficiency. This is important to understand how you will know if you need folate and what to expect when pondering upon the AGE Pill and Folic Acid.
What is folate?
Folate is also called b9. It is very important to the body for cell metabolism. It plays a key role in the synthesis of DNA, RNA and proteins. Without it the human body with become very sick.
Folate vs Folic Acid
“Folate is the natural form of vitamin B9 in food, while folic acid is a synthetic form.”
If pregnant women are deficient in it, they risk deformities in their child.
If you are deficient in folate you will likely have impaired cell division and the body will become toxic. Both folate and Vitamin B12 are important for the production of red blood cells.
Diagnosis of folate deficiency
There is no official consensus amongst all practitioners however blood serum tests to check for deficiency is the best thing you can do. Many practitioners agree that a level of less than seven nanomols per liter (7nmol/L) is a problem.
Low levels can result in anemia. Elevated homocysteine levels can also indicate a folate deficiency. So it is important to ask your doctor to include this in the test. Ref
Causes of folate deficiency
There could be a number of reasons someone could be deficient in folate. These issues may not be exclusive to folate deficiency but also other vitamins and minerals too.
If you are healthy then you will absorb enough from your diet (assuming you eat folate-rich foods as previously described and shown in the picture below). However, in some cases a person may become deficient particularly if the need for folate has increased. As described at the beginning of this article.
Sometimes people may not be able to absorb enough folate, due to low intake or excessive excretion.
Malabsorption, of folate, is interesting. This can occur in elderly people or people who have liver issues or gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, celiac disease or inflammatory bowel disease.
Malabsorption is also a risk for people who take medication that interferes with the absorption of folate. Examples include proton-pump inhibitors, some anticonvulsants such as carbamezapine, phenytoin, valproic acid, and phenobarbitol. Ref
If someone is sick they may have a need for increased folate due to the demands of the disease. These include leukemia, carcinomas and lymphomas, which increase the body’s demand for folate. Ref
Aging and Folate
As we age we are more likely to suffer from gastrointestinal dysfunction and this occurs in people 65 years of age +. This may contribute to reduced absorption and reduced dietary intake.
Women who are pregnant and lactating have a higher demand for folate.
No surprise that smoking and drinking leads to an increased need for folate.
Anyone one who is on Renal Dialysis may have a higher need for folate due to increases in homocysteine. Ref
Taking Folate (or Folic Acid)
If you are concerned or feeling unwell, before taking folate supplements consult with your doctor. If you are concerned about folate deficiency, visit your doctor for a test.
I have found that a number of people who take the AGE Pill and folic acid noticed improved energy. Myself included!