- Required for the synthesis of memory molecules (such as RNA) in the brain. Helps control metabolism in the brain (involving at least glutamic acid and glycine)
- Depends on B12 for reutilization.
- Required for the conversion of a toxic by-product of ordinary protein metabolism into a beneficial amino acid (homocysteine to methionine).
- Green leafy Vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, kale, collard greens. Also in fresh Fruit (almost all).
Energy production and the formation of red blood cells, strengthens immunity, healthy cell division and replication, protein metabolism, depression, anxiety.
Symptoms of Deficiency ∞
Sore, red tongue, anemia, apathy, digestive disturbances, fatigue, graying hair, growth impairment, insomnia, labored breathing, memory problems, paranoia, weakness, birth defects in one’s offspring.
Barley, beef, bran, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, cheese, chicken, dates, green leafy vegetables, lamb, legumes, lentils, liver, milk, mushrooms, oranges, split peas, pork, root vegetables, salmon, tuna, wheat germ, whole grains, and whole wheat.