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07-21-2014 07:56 PM

What is folic acid used for? (general information)
 
(Also known as vitamin Ф, vitamin M, vitamin B9, vitamin Bc (or folacin))

Folic acid is used for preventing and treating low blood levels of folic acid (folic acid deficiency), as well as its complications, including “tired blood” (anemia) and the inability of the bowel to absorb nutrients properly. Folic acid is also used for other conditions commonly associated with folic acid deficiency, including ulcerative colitis, liver disease, alcoholism, and kidney dialysis.

Women who are pregnant or might become pregnant take folic acid to prevent miscarriage and “neural tube defects,” birth defects such as spina bifida that occur when the fetus’s spine and back don’t close during development.

Some people use folic acid to prevent colon cancer or cervical cancer. It is also used to prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as to reduce blood levels of a chemical called homocysteine. High homocysteine levels might be a risk for heart disease.

If you want to know what food contains folic acid have a look at my last topic "Food that contains folic acid".

07-25-2014 03:53 PM

Thank you so much for the information.

08-01-2014 09:59 AM

By reading this wonderful post now I can understand more about the purpose of folic acid. the fact that if you don't have enough folic acid means you cannot treat blood vessels is a disaster.

08-01-2014 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Profit5500 (Post 25624)
By reading this wonderful post now I can understand more about the purpose of folic acid. the fact that if you don't have enough folic acid means you cannot treat blood vessels is a disaster.

Great that you have found it as helpful and read through it. :)

08-20-2014 05:15 AM

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Originally Posted by elmarianexx (Post 25625)
Great that you have found it as helpful and read through it. :)

I am glad too LOL its great to good resources. I never knew much about folic acid until I came on to this site.

09-26-2014 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by elmarianexx (Post 25542)
(Also known as vitamin Ф, vitamin M, vitamin B9, vitamin Bc (or folacin))

Folic acid is used for preventing and treating low blood levels of folic acid (folic acid deficiency), as well as its complications, including “tired blood” (anemia) and the inability of the bowel to absorb nutrients properly. Folic acid is also used for other conditions commonly associated with folic acid deficiency, including ulcerative colitis, liver disease, alcoholism, and kidney dialysis.

Women who are pregnant or might become pregnant take folic acid to prevent miscarriage and “neural tube defects,” birth defects such as spina bifida that occur when the fetus’s spine and back don’t close during development.

Some people use folic acid to prevent colon cancer or cervical cancer. It is also used to prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as to reduce blood levels of a chemical called homocysteine. High homocysteine levels might be a risk for heart disease.

If you want to know what food contains folic acid have a look at my last topic "Food that contains folic acid".


thanks for this useful piece of information i am quite sure it would be of great help to a lot of folks over here.

10-10-2014 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elmarianexx (Post 25542)
(Also known as vitamin Ф, vitamin M, vitamin B9, vitamin Bc (or folacin))

Folic acid is used for preventing and treating low blood levels of folic acid (folic acid deficiency), as well as its complications, including “tired blood” (anemia) and the inability of the bowel to absorb nutrients properly. Folic acid is also used for other conditions commonly associated with folic acid deficiency, including ulcerative colitis, liver disease, alcoholism, and kidney dialysis.

Women who are pregnant or might become pregnant take folic acid to prevent miscarriage and “neural tube defects,” birth defects such as spina bifida that occur when the fetus’s spine and back don’t close during development.

Some people use folic acid to prevent colon cancer or cervical cancer. It is also used to prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as to reduce blood levels of a chemical called homocysteine. High homocysteine levels might be a risk for heart disease.

If you want to know what food contains folic acid have a look at my last topic "Food that contains folic acid".

THank you alot for the information, never knew that folic acid was linked to strokes or even cervical cancer, it is good to know, very informative.


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