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Folic Acid, Vitamin B9

Folic acid (Vitamin B9), known as Folate, helps the body form healthy red blood cells, reduce the risk of central neural tube defects in unborn babies.

Sources of Folic Acid: Chickpeas; Peas; Asparagus; Spinach; Liver; Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli and fortified breakfast cereals. By eating a varied and healthy, balanced diet, most people will get sufficient amounts of folic acid. If pregnant or trying for a baby speak to your doctor about taking a Folic Acid supplement.


Folic Acid - Vitamin for Alzheimer’s Disease: 800 mcg (8 milligrams) a day is necessary to reduce homocysteine levels.

Folic Acid - Vitamin for Anaemia: A deficiency of folic acid produces the same oversized red blood cells as a vitamin B12 deficiency. One of the most common causes of folic acid deficiency anaemia is simply not getting enough in the diet. Pregnant women are most at risk for folic acid anaemia because the need for folic acid increases by two-thirds during pregnancy. Adequate folic acid intake is essential from the start of pregnancy because it protects against spinal defects in the fetus. Anaemic people should take 400 mcg of folic twice a day.

Folic Acid - Vitamin for Anorexia: Folic Acid can boost appetite. Take one tablet of 400 microgram daily until condition improves

Folic Acid - Vitamin for Blood Pressure: Folic Acid also known as Foliate is a B vitamin necessary for the formation of red blood cells. It may help to lower high blood pressure in some people, possibly by reducing elevated homocysteine levels. Take 400 mcg daily.

Folic Acid - Vitamin for Dementia: Folic acid can help in the prevention and management of dementia. Take one tablet of 300 microgram daily for 4 weeks to improve symptoms

Folic Acid – Vitamin for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: (400 mcg) once a day.

Folic Acid - Vitamin for Pregnancy: A deficiency of folic acid produces the same oversized red blood cells as a vitamin B12 deficiency. One of the most common causes of folic acid deficiency anaemia is simply not getting enough in the diet. Pregnant women are most at risk for folic acid anaemia because the need for folic acid increases by two-thirds during pregnancy. Adequate folic acid intake is essential from the start of pregnancy because it protects against spinal defects in the fetus. A woman should start consuming 400 mcg of folic acid a day at least one month before she becomes pregnant and the entire time while she is pregnant.

Folic Acid – Vitamin for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS): Folic Acid alleviates some of the physical sensations associated with restless leg syndrome. Folic acid is available in tablet form. Take 100 milligrams once daily.

Folic Acid - Vitamin for Sickle Cell: Take folic acid supplements daily, and choose a healthy diet. Bone marrow needs folic acid and other vitamins to make new red blood cells. Your doctor may recommend a folic acid supplement. You can increase the number of vitamins you eat each day by choosing a diet that focuses on a variety of fruit and vegetables, as well as whole grains.

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