Helps to produce red blood cells and promotes brain and spinal nerve health in babies. Essential for pregnancy planning and fetal development.
Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, is a water-soluble vitamin and an essential nutrient for the human body. It participates in important physiological metabolism in the body, such as for the production of red blood cells. It is an essential nutrient for cell growth.
Since the human body cannot synthesize folic acid by itself, it needs to be obtained through diet or supplements. The sources of folic acid are mainly vegetables, beans, and fruits. Folic acid is easily lost during cooking at high temperature. Frequent eating out and uneven diet can also lead to insufficient folic acid, so additional folic acid is needed.
Women take 400 mcg folic acid three months before pregnancy and during pregnancy, may promote fetal brain nervous system and spinal cord development. Also folic acid is the body of essential nutrients, for the manufacture of red blood cells, strengthening the immune system.
Insufficient folic acid can also affect sperm quality, so sufficient folic acid can prepare men for pregnancy.