- Folic acid is from the vitamin B group. Folic acid is needed by the body in the production of red blood cells as well as norepinephrine and serotonin, chemical components of the nervous system.
- Folic acid is involved in the production of DNA.
- Folic acid is an important component of spinal fluid. It is also one of the few nutrients known to prevent neural birth defects such as spina bifida.
- It is important for pregnant women to consume adequate folic acid. A low intake of folic acid increases the risk of miscarriage.
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