Folic acid

Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, has a significant role in many functions in the body. It is necessary for some vital processes, such as the formation of new cells in the body and more precisely new red blood cells, it has an important role in the synthesis of DNA and RNA, it is key to the health of nervous tissue. The intake of folic acid during pregnancy is extremely important, as it is necessary for the formation of the placenta, the development of the bone marrow of the embryo, and in addition, it reduces the risk of premature birth and the development of congenital defects of the neural tube of the fetus . In addition, vitamin B9 deficiency is associated with the development of a certain type of anemia.

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The human body cannot produce folic acid, so it must be obtained from external sources. Folic acid deficiency is detected by conducting blood tests and can be observed in:

  • Inadequate intake with food
  • In conditions leading to malabsorption of the vitamin (chronic inflammatory bowel diseases)
  • Increased needs – during pregnancy
  • Taking certain medications

Natural sources of vitamin B9 are all leafy greens, broccoli, tomatoes, beans, whole grains, chickpeas, liver, eggs, beef, etc.



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