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Folic Acid

What is Folic Acid?

Folic acid is a form of vitamin B9, which is essential for our bodies to function properly. It plays a crucial role in making new cells, including red blood cells, and helps our body use and create DNA. Folic acid is particularly important during periods of rapid cell growth, such as pregnancy and childhood.

What is folic acid found in?

Leafy Greens: Vegetables like spinach, kale, and broccoli are good natural sources of folic acid.

Citrus Fruits: Oranges, grapefruits, and lemons are citrus fruits that contain folic acid.

Legumes: Beans, lentils, and chickpeas are legumes that provide a good amount of folic acid.

What are the benefits of folic acid?


Folic acid, in the form of natural folate, is essential during pre-conception and pregnancy care for healthy cell division and protection against neural tube defects.

Immune function

Folic acid’s role in blood cell formation means it contributes to optimum immune system function by promoting the production of white blood cells which help fight off infection.


It also encourages the growth of red blood cells which provide us with blood oxygen, reducing the feeling of tiredness and fatigue.

Homocysteine levels

Folic acid also plays a key role in homocysteine metabolism, ensuring it is kept at a healthy level in the body.

Signs and symptoms of deficiency

Sore red tongue, anemia, fatigue, apathy

Recommended For

Pregnancy , Fertility - Female , Anaemia (Iron Deficiency & B12 Deficiency) , Energy , Fatigue/ Exhaustion , Stress

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