Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9 is crucial to the synthesis and regeneration of DNA and is responsible for the health of nerves and brain tissues…
Vitamin B9 –
- Prevents anemia
- Reduces risk of cancer
- Alleviates depression
- Reduces risk of heart and strokes
- Prevents obesity
Deficiency symptoms in adults include insomnia, fatigue and gout.
Most importantly folic acid keeps fetuses devolving normally during the last four months of pregnancy. Deficiency can lead to neural tube defects that affect the spine, brain and skull of the fetus.
Side effects of taking too much folic acid include tightness in the chest and, redness or swelling of the mouth, face or lips.
Vitamin B9 can be derived from leafy vegetables, oranges, spinach, romaine lettuce, peas and cereals.
Did you know –
- Folic acid lowers homocystien levels which are responsible for most ailments to do with aging including weight gain and memory loss
- Taking B6, Folic acid and B6 together is a popular anti-aging formula
- The words folate and folic acid are used interchangeably sometimes even folate technically is only found in foods
- Taking folic acid before you conceive can help you deliver a smarter, healthier child
It is a suggested vitamin to take if you feel you suffer from paranoia