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What are the uses of Folic Acid

Updated: Jan 23

Folic acid is a type of a B vitamin that is found in food such as beans, peas, lentils, oranges and a range of whole-wheat bread and grain products, asparagus, beets, broccoli, spinach and other green vegetables. It supports and helps the body produces and uphold new cells while reducing the risk of changes and mutations in our DNA, that may lead to different types of cancer.

In the form of a supplement, it is used to treat folic acid deficiency, folate deficiency, and certain types of anaemia (lack of red blood cells).

Folic acid is sometimes used in combination with other medications to treat pernicious, aplastic, or normocytic anaemia.

However, it will not treat Vitamin B12 deficiency and will not prevent possible damage to the spinal cord. Talk to your doctor, get his medical advice and be sure to take all of your medications as directed.

Folic acid is regarded by many as the superhero of the early weeks of pregnancy. Taking a prenatal vitamin with the recommended 400 mcg or 400 micrograms of folic acid before and during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects in the baby's brain and spinal cord.

It can also eliminate the onset of heart disease, which may cause trouble in the future.

Although people taking folic acid generally don't notice any side effects, some may experience bloating, poor appetite, a funny taste in the mouth, etc.

Taking folic acid every day is not a bad idea if you are pregnant. At Gaia, we have a wide range of folic acid supplementation brands. Feel free to visit us or call us +917775058199.

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