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Why Folic Acid is Important For Pregnant Women

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Folic acid is a very important vitamin for pregnant women and people in general. We all need to take folic acid. Folic acid is a form of vitamin B. Folic acid can be found in some food like pasta, bakery items, cookies, crackers, cold cereals, and flour. You can also find folic acid in fruit and vegetables like leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, lettuce, okra, asparagus, fruits like bananas, melons, and lemons, beans, yeast, mushrooms, meat and orange juice, and tomato juice. Folic acid is one of the most important vitamins for pregnant women.

Folic acid can also be used for memory loss, Alzheimer disease; age related hearing loss, again, weak bones, jumpy legs, depression, skin disease called vitiligo, aids, muscle pain, nerve pain and fragile x syndrome. It’s also used to reduce harmful side effects of the medications methotrexate, and lometrexol. Folic acid can also prevent colon cancer, cervical cancer. It’s also used to prevent stroke, heart disease, and to reduce the blood level of homosysteine. If you have a high level of homo cysteine, you also might be at risk for heart disease. It can also be use on the gum for treating gum infections.

Folic acid is alos use for treating low blood level of folic acid. It’s also used for treating tired blood like anemia. It’s also use for alcoholism, liver disease, and ulcerative colitis. Folic acid is involved in the development of the DNA material. Folic acid is especial important for pregnant women. They might take it to prevent miscarriage, and neural tube defects, birth defects and spinal bifida where the spine and back don’t close during growth.

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