Vitamin B9: Folate & Folic Acid
Updated: Aug 5
TN Scientific is committed to helping you beat your hangover! The Hangover Pill includes a premium formula that contains multiple vitamins geared towards helping you replenish your vitals after a long night out! Of the 13 ingredients dedicated to helping you recover, 5 of them are B Vitamins. Each of them does something a little bit different to help you on the road to recovery. Read on to learn more in-depth about B9, a vitamin essential to your daily health.
Vitamin B9, otherwise known as Folic Acid or Folate, is a crucial supplement for a healthy body. This vitamin supports red blood cell formation, protein metabolism, prevention of birth defects, and even healthy skin, hair, and nails.
Deficiency in B9 will leave you feeling extremely weak, or with low energy. It can cause anemia, bone fractures, hearing loss, pale skin, and shortness of breath. This vitamin is crucial during pregnancy because it can prevent birth defects in the brain and spine by more than 70%.
Keep your natural folate levels where they should be- around 400 MCG- with a healthy diet including asparagus, avocado, beans and peas, enriched grain cereals, green leafy vegetables, orange juice, lemons, bananas, melons, and strawberries!
Are you confused by the name on your ingredient label? Some can when it's telling you two different names! However, folate and folic acid are the same vitamins. Back when they began to fortify grain cereals with extra folate, the FDA found the natural form of Vitamin B9- folate- to be not shelf-stable. So, they came up with a synthetic version in answer. Folic Acid! They both have the same benefits, just different names.
After you go out for a night of drinking, you can wake up feeling fatigued, achy, and sore. This can be due to a small deficiency in your Vitamin B9. Since alcohol is a natural diuretic, meaning it increases urine production, you'll end up peeing out a lot of your necessary vitamins, including all your B Vitamins as well as Vitamin C.
Taking a vitamin supplement before you go out and after your last drink can greatly reduce the severity of your morning-after symptoms. The more vitamins you lose, the more imbalanced and weak you can feel the day after.
Therefore, TN Scientific has created The Hangover Pill. 13 ingredients packed with vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin B9, make up this hangover supplement. If you want to avoid a hangover, take one dose of The Hangover Pill before your first drink, then another dose after your last. The number of capsules you take each dose will depend on the directions printed on the side of your bottle label. The Hangover Pill will restore the balance of vitamins in your body and lighten your hangover symptoms!
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