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    Folic Acid

    Folic Acid


    Folic acid is defined as: a yellowish-orange compound from the B complex group, occurring leafy green vegetables, fresh fruit, liver yeast, and mushrooms and is required in the production of red blood cells and is sometimes called vitamin Bc or vitamin B-9.


    BENEFITS OF HAVING ENOUGH FOLIC ACID

    • This is the single most important vitamin for a pregnant woman and her baby.
    • They are essential for the formation, maturation and multiplication of red blood cells
    • It is necessary for all growth and division of every cell in the body. This includes nerve cells and transmitters.
    • Folic acid produces nucleic acids, RNA and DNA.
    • Helps to prevent premature graying of hair.

    DEFICIENCIES OF VITAMIN B-6 MAY LEAD TO

    • Birth defects in pregnant women.
    • Dementia, anemia and poor circulation.
    • Skin disorders, a grayish brown skin pigmentation and hair loss.
    • Fatigue and mental depression.
    • Loss of libido in males.