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NUTRIENTS >> Vitamin B9 (Folate/Folic Acid)

Folate and folic acid are both forms of B9. Folate occurs naturally in fresh foods, whereas folic acid is the synthetic form found in supplements. Your body needs folate to produce red blood cells, as well as components of the nervous system. It helps in the formation and creation of DNA and maintaining normal brain function, and is a critical part of spinal fluid. It has also been proven to reduce the risk for an NTD-affected (neural tube defect) pregnancy by 50 to 70 percent. Folic acid is vital for proper cell growth and development of the embryo. That is why it is important for a woman to have enough folate/folic acid in her body both before and during pregnancy.

Daily amounts needed

Pregnant women 600 mcgs and br**stfeeding women should get at least 500 mcgs.
Children need between 150 to 300 mcg per day.

Sources
Liver, dried beans and other legumes, green leafy vegetables, asparagus, and orange juice are good sources of this vitamin. So are fortified bread, rice, and cereals

Deficiency symptoms and diseases
Anemia, apathy, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, loss of appetite, neural tube defects in fetus, paranoia, shortness of breath, weakness

Normal values in blood
The normal range is 2.7 - 17.0 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL).

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