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Folic Acid

Folic Acid

Folic Acid: Folic acid is a water soluble vitamin that is not stored effectively in the body and requires a daily intake to maintain health. Folic acid is found in dark leafy green vegetables and liver. Folic acid is essential for many aspects of health, including protein metabolism, normal development of a fetus during pregnancy, and healthy red blood cells, gene production, bones, hair, and nervous, digestive and immune systems.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Folic Acid

Adequate amounts of Folic Acid are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Folic Acid

Adequate amounts of Folic Acid are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Folic Acid

Excessive intake of Folic Acid may involve the following risks:

Descriptions of Folic Acid

Folic Acid: A natural water-soluble substance composed of pteridin, p-aminobenzoic acid, and glutamic acid subunits and essential for hematopoietic cells and blood cell production, Folic Acid (pteroylglutamic acid and vitamin B families) is involved in carbon transfer reactions of amino acid metabolism, as well as purine and pyrimidine synthesis. Folate is used in the treatment and prevention of folate deficiencies and megaloblastic anemia. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Folic Acid: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Folic Acid) include:

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