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Folate NOT folic acid

Folate is involved in conversion from T4 to T3 as well as methylation. It is important NOT to take folic acid as it basically bungs up the folate cell receptors so folate itself can't get into the cells. Take NOW folinic acid (if you can find it at the moment) or Jarrow methylfolate to raise your folate levels in preference to raw kale or spinach as they are both goitrogenic, slowing thyroid function.

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Metafolin is the one I take, which I believe is the methylated version of folate. The evidence on folic acid's usefulness seemed a bit mixed when I last looked, but basically it is an artificial substance, isn't it.

And in nearly every general, mixed vitamin pill.

Orange juice is a good source of natural folate.

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