Folic Acid

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Role in human body

Crucial for proper brain function

Plays role in mental and emotional health

Helps in production of DNA and RNA

Important when cells and tissue grows rapidly

Works with B12 to help make red blood cells and help iron work properly

Works with other vitamins to control blood levels of amino acid homocysteine

Symptoms of deficiency

Folic acid deficiency anemia has symptoms such as:

Feeling weak and tired

Feeling lightheaded

Feeling grouchy

Being forgetful

Loss of appetite and weight

Having trouble concentrating

Food Sources

You can get folic acid from:

Leafy vegetables

Citrus fruits


Whole grains

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