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.