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Vitamin B9 (Folic acid) Information

Vitamin B9, also called folic acid or folate is forms of a water-soluble B vitamin. These occur naturally in food and can also be taken as supplements. It's very important for gestation women, because of folic acid is crucial for proper brain function and plays an important role in mental and emotional health.

Vitamin B9 will be destoryed if heated. To consider about the vitamin B9 adsorption rate, foods with heating will increase adsorption rate from 10~20% to 50%. Some of medicine will decrease folic acid efficacy, like as contraceptive drugs and analgesic.

Benifits to our body

Folic acid also works closely together with vitamin B12 to regulate the formation of red blood cells and to help iron function properly in the body. Aids in the metabolism of amino acids. Necessary for the synthesis of DNA and RNA. Promotion skin health. Pregnancy for healthy development of baby's brains and nervous system.

Food Resource

The main sources foods of this vitamin are spinach and turnip greens, dry beans and peas , fortified cereal products, and some other fruits and vegetables are rich food sources of folate.


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