Hidden Cancer Dangers: Synthetic Folic Acid


Written by Keith Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, BSc Pharmacy, Author
March 16, 2024

In the quest for optimal health, many turn to supplements, like multiple vitamins with folic acid. But what if the very supplement you’re taking for better health could have hidden cancer concerns?

I review blood tests each day in my clinical nutrition appointments. Since 1999 I have seen fewer than six people with a folate level in the normal range and only one person with a low folate level. That means I’ve seen over 20,000 people with high blood levels of folate. Could this be part of the reason why we have such high rates of cancer?

The Concerns Around Synthetic Folic Acid

Synthetic folic acid is the man-made version of the vitamin folate, a crucial nutrient for many processes in our body including DNA synthesis, cell division and repair, and neurotransmitter receptor function. Folate, also known as vitamin B9, is essential for various bodily functions, including cell division and...

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