Popeye always saved Olive Oyl from the dastardly Bluto with the help of spinach. It was thought at the time that the iron in spinach was the key to its ‘super properties’ and was promoted through the Popeye cartoons. However, it is now known that the advantages of spinach are because of the large amounts of trimethylglycine and hydrofolate. Both of these nutrients allows for the methylation cycle to occur for proper reading of your genetic map.
The FDA is now trying to keep the word folate, vitamin B9, off of labels for supplements. Only folic acid, the synthetic form, is to be used. This is an outrage on two fronts. First, many people’s livers do not adequately process the synthetic form of folate, folic acid. That is about thirty to forty percent of the population. This increase of concentration of folic acid in the blood stream is thought to suppress the immune system and has caused an increase in lung, prostate, and colon cancer. Second, over sixty percent of the population has a mutation that reduces or prevents the enzyme, MTHFR, from being made. This is the enzyme for completion of the conversion of hydrofolate into methyl folate. Here is the complete story: Alliance for Natural Health – ” Breaking News: FDA’s Sneak Attempt to Ban Another B Vitamin”
Poor Olive Oyl, what is she to do? Will Popeye be strong enough to save her by supplementing with a man made molecule that was made in the laboratory in the 1940’s, folic acid? Maybe a can of boiled spinach followed by a good punch in the eye of that dastardly FDA would do the trick. Merck and FDA shaking hands to protect a market and create illness so that they can buy fast cars and appeal to Olive Oyl’s adventurous side is much worse than anything Bluto ever did. “I’m through to the finish ‘cause I eats me spinach, I’m Popeye the sailor man.” Ah, the days of super heroes when heroes were really super – Pandemic Survivor