Folic acid

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Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, is a water-soluble vitamin. Folic acid aids in homocysteine metabolism, lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases associated with elevated homocysteine levels. Additionally, it plays a key role in reducing tiredness and fatigue by supporting red blood cell production, responsible for oxygen transport. Moreover, folic acid is crucial for normal psychological function, facilitating the synthesis of neurotransmitters vital for mood regulation, mental well-being, and cognitive function. Folic acid is also a vital nutrient for women during pregnancy, serves multiple essential roles. It supports maternal tissue growth, including the development of the placenta, ensuring healthy fetal development. Supplementation with folic acid before and during early pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of neural tube defects, severe birth defects affecting the brain and spinal cord.


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