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Everything You Need to Know About Folic Acid

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Anna Smith

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It is a water-soluble vitamin and used in many foods and supplements.

Folate is a naturally occurring B vitamin and it is available in many foods. Folic acid is the man-made form of b vitamin folate.

These vitamins are distinct and their biological effects on the body are also different. Their structure is also different.

Spinach, broccoli, citrus fruits beef liver, kale, avocado, and eggs are good sources of folate.

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Uses of Folate:

Folate is required for many critical functions in our body.

  • Cellular division

  • Red blood cells functions

  • Repair and methylation of DNA

  • Plates its role to methionine

What are the causes of Folate Deficiency?

The deficiency of any nutrient in the body could be due to many reasons. The same case is for the folate.

Deficiency of folate in the body may be due to

  • Poor food consumption

  • Low Stomach acid

  • Reduced folate absorption due to any disease.

  • Drugs addiction

  • Pregnancy

  • Dialysis

  • alcoholism

What are the Benefits?

Both folate and folic acid are beneficial but both affect our health in different ways. 

Here are some benefits

  • Prevent birth-related effects

  • Promotes brain health

  • Prevent mental disorders

  • Prevent heart diseases

  • Prevent diabetes

  • Improves fertility

  • Prevent inflammation

  • Reduce the side effects of medicines

  • Prevent kidney related problems

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