Helps Promote Healthy Heart Function. Shown to benefit women during pregnancy and women who plan on becoming pregnant to prevent miscarriage and "neural tube defects," birth defects such as spina bifida that occur when the fetus' spine and back do not close during development.
Folic acid can also be used to prevent colon cancer or cervical cancer. It has been used to prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as reduce blood levels of homocycteine.
Folate and folic acid are forms of a B vitamin. Required by federal law, folic acid has been safely added to foods such as cold cereals, flour, breads, pasta, bakery items, cookies and crackers. Foods that are naturally high in folate include leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli and lettuce. It is also found in okra, asparagus, bananas, melons, lemons, beans, yeast, mushrooms, beef liver, kidney, orange juice and tomato juice.
Folic acid is used for preventing and treating low blood levels also anemia, folate deficiency, including ulcerative colitis, liver disease, alcoholism and kidney dialysis and the inability to absorb nutrients properly.
Adults- Take one (1) tablet daily, preferably with a meal, as a dietary supplement. Store in a dry place at room temperature (59-86F).
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