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Helps to maintain good health. Helps to produce blood cells. Helps to prevent neural tube defects when taken prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy.
Folic acid , also known as folate, is well recognized for its value in the prevention of certain birth defects. It may have another important health benefit. A large study showed that women who consumed more folic acid had a significantly reduced risk of developing high blood pressure(hypertension).
Folic acid is one of the B vitamins found in foods such as leafy green vegetables, fruits, dried beans, and peas. A synthetic form of folic acid is used in dietary supplements and fortified foods. Folic acid acts by helping the body produce and maintain new cells. In particular, red blood cellformation is dependent upon adequate levels of this vitamin. Folic acid deficiency is a known cause of anemia in both adults and children. Folate may also help cells resist changes in their DNA associated with the development of cancer.
Studies have shown that beginning folic acid supplementation before conception significantly reduces the incidence of birth defects known as neural tube defects (malformations of the spine and brain) such as spina bifida and anencephaly. Folic acid supplements are routinely prescribed for women who may become pregnant.
Overall factor for the maintenance of good health; specifically, helps to prevent neural tube deficiency for developing embryos.
Helps in the absorption of various nutrients such as iron, which is beneficial for anemics, menstruating women, surgery patients.
Addition of Vitamin C serves as an antioxidant for overall health benefit, as well as collagen formation for healthy skin elasticity.