September 16, 2014

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  • Folate: Nutritional Chameleon?

    Folate: Nutritional Chameleon?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Folic acid, the synthetic form of the B vitamin folate, has been linked to heart health and cancer prevention, among other possible benefits. But studies have also tied it to higher risks of cancer. Is it protective in some cases, but dangerous in others?

  • Arginine: What Can It Do?

    Arginine: What Can It Do?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Arginine is an amino acid produced in the body and found in many foods—especially those rich in protein. But it's also sold as a dietary supplement as L-arginine. We clear the fog of claims and counter-claims.

  • A Vitamin for Depression?

    A Vitamin for Depression?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Researchers have long noted an association between low levels of the B vitamin folate and depression. But it’s hard to tease apart the many biochemical, genetic, lifestyle and nutritional factors that can contribute to depression as well as to folate deficiency.