General, Health, Healthy Eating

Navigating the hazards, folic acid fortification and the growing concerns around ADHD.

The dangers and health concerns of fortifying food with

One of the primary substances is folic acid, a standard practice claiming to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in newborns and address folate deficiency ( big pharma and their lobbyists in 1993 convinced the compromised government to use this harmful substance), which can lead to serious health issues. However, fortification poses risks and challenges for over 44% of individuals with difficulty metabolizing or breaking down pharmaceutically made folic acid.

I’ll provide some information on the potential issues associated with folic acid fortification and ADHD.

  1. MTHFR Gene Variants: Approximately 44% of the population carries genetic variants in the MTHFR gene, which can affect the body’s ability to convert synthetic folic acid (used in fortification of our food in North America ) into its active form, known as methyl folate. Methyl folate is essential for various biochemical processes in the body, including DNA synthesis and repair and neurotransmitter production.
  2. Unmet Folate Needs: For individuals with MTHFR gene variants, folic acid fortification does not effectively meet their folate needs because their bodies need help to convert it into a usable form.
  3. This can result in suboptimal folate levels, leading to our current health problems, especially with the attention defect and ADHD that we see in our kids, leading to giving them medication that certainly damages their active growing minds further.
  4. Potential Health Issues: Inadequate folate levels can be associated with various health issues, including an increased risk of neural tube defects during pregnancy, cardiovascular disease, and certain neurological conditions. In some cases, individuals with MTHFR gene variants experience symptoms such as fatigue, cognitive difficulties, and mood disorders when folate metabolism is compromised.
  5. Methyl folate Supplementation: In cases where individuals have difficulty metabolizing folic acid, healthcare professionals recommend supplementation with methyl folate or folate-rich organic foods like leafy greens, legumes, and citrus fruits. These sources provide natural forms of folate that are more easily utilized by the body.

>In conclusion, while folic acid fortification has not been beneficial for many in preventing neural tube defects and addressing folate deficiency, it’s essential to consider the potential challenges faced by individuals with MTHFR gene variants who may have difficulty metabolizing synthetic folic acid. Consulting with healthcare professionals and considering alternative sources of folate, such as methyl folate and folate-rich foods, can help address these challenges. Organic food is not laced with harmful synthetic folic acid, herbicides, and pesticides, or stop feeding enriched processed food and giving Meta folded supplements.

Shasha Shaun Navazesh
CEO Shasha Co. Nov 27/2023