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Potential Benefits: It aids in the prevention of birth defects when it is taken prior to conception. It appears to decrease chances of people getting high blood pressure because it relaxes blood vessels.

Another of the claims regarding the benefits of folic acid is that it may have a role in regulating mood, especially when taken with other B vitamins.

In addition it’s often claimed that one of the benefits of folic acid is its cancer prevention role.

Description: Folic Acid also known as Vitamin B9 is a water-soluble nutrient and is easily destroyed by heat in the presence of an acid.

It is especially important for women of child-bearing age to guard against neural tube defects in their children. It decreases when food is stored at a room temperature.  

Vitamin B9   (Folic Acid)

Potential Side Effects: None known when taken as directed. Check with your doctor if you have a hormone related cancer or a convulsive disorder.

Large doses may prevent the appearance of anaemia and may still permit neurological symptoms to develop.

Potential Interaction: Oral contraceptives may increase the need for folic acid. When consuming alcohol, it may lower absorption of folic acid by the body.

General Usage: May be taken daily

Food Sources: Alfalfa sprouts, apricots, asparagus, avocado, barley, beans, bee pollen, beef, beet greens, bran, Brewer's yeast, broccoli, brown rice, buckwheat sprouts, cantaloupe, cauliflower, citrus fruits, cheese, chickpeas, chicken, comfrey leaf, cucumber, dates, kelp, fruits, vegetables (green, leafy), lamb, lentils, liver, milk, oranges, organ meats, split peas, peas, pork, rice, root vegetables, salmon, soybeans, spinach, spirulina, all kinds of sprouts, tuna, wheat germ, wheatgrass, whole grains, whole wheat and yeast.