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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 of Folic Acid are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:
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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)
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