“Beware of your B9”
B9 is essential for proper nervous system growth, energy levels, and to help prevent heart disease. Since the highest concentration of B9 is found in leafy green vegetables, many people are deficient in this crucial vitamin. To counteract this deficiency, folic acid (the synthetic form of B9) is being placed into fortified foods and also given to many people in supplemental form. While the chemical companies tried to make their synthetic form perfect, and they tell us that the two are equal, B9 and folic acid are NOT the same thing. Actually, the small difference between them can cause folic acid to be quite dangerous to your health.