Folic acid

OR Folate

folic acid

we can use this during and before pregnant. we can use this in our foods. sometimes the symptoms can be bad.

what are functions of folic acid in the body?

Folate along with other B vitamins are also vital for nerve function. Folate is essential for the formation of DNA within every body cell. This allows normal replication of cells.

what folic acid is used for?

using folic acid is good.

folic acid

what are good food sources?

Blackeyed peas , Some people forget about blackeyed peas except for New Year's Day, but they're an easy way to make sure you get enough folate. Try making a blackeyed pea dip for a spicy and fun way to add them to your diet.

Spinach , Leafy greens are an easy way to add folic acid to your diet, and spinach may be the easiest of them all. Its versatility means it can be added to pizza, pasta salads, stir-frys, or eaten raw as a salad.

Asparagus , Try folic acid-rich fresh asparagus spears roasted in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil for an easy side dish to any dinner.

These are some good food sources for folic acid.


What are the definiency symptoms?


The most commonly observed symptom is irritation. Folic acid keeps the central nervous system healthy; however, lack of folic acid causes depression, sluggishness, and weakness.

  • Deficiency of folic acid during pregnancy can affect the fetus in a negative way. Hence, pregnant women and those trying to get pregnant should consume enough folic acid, and its supplements. Deficiency of folic acid is one of the causes leading to abortion, and high infant death rate. Intake of sufficient amount of folic acid aids in the normal development of the baby's spine, and brain. Folate deficiency hampers the growth rate in children; in certain cases, resulting in mild to irreversible deformities.
  • Other symptoms which are less observed are as follows: abdominal pain, chest pain, cracked lips (especially at the edges), irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, and sore and smooth tongue. some of these symptoms that can happen.

  • What is the problem for pregnant women who are low in folic acid?


    they would need to take folic acid so they can have a healthy baby.