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.