Birth Control Pills---A New Twist...

Birth Control Pills are taken by a number of women for a number of reasons. However, we now have discovered a new twist to them--they reduce folic acid, a B-complex vitamin necessary for good health.

We now know that birth control pills tends to cause a folic acid deficiency in the human body.  When it does, homocysteine rises.   Folic acid is involved in the breakdown of homocysteine and keeps it from rising too high.

When it rises too high, then osteoporosis, tends to develop. This has been strongly linked to the development of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women.

Folic acid is the most common B-complex vitamin deficient in the American diet today. It is easily destroyed by processing and cooking. When levels of folic acid are not adequate, homocysteine rises dramatically, thereby increasing the chances of developing osteoporosis.

Biotech News reports that:

By eliminating birth control pills, you can help sustain yourbody's levels of vital folic acid , and protect your bones.

Or, if you take them, and/or given them to your daughters--for whatever reason--, then you--or your children--should eat 3 - 5 servings of dark, leafy green vegetables a day or the same in terms of "Spinach."   Some researchers say 3 - 5 times per week would be permissible.

However, most people do not get that amount of servings, and if they did, it would probably be lost in preparation. Therefore, take at least 400 mcgs (0.4mg) per day in supplemental form.

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