Monday, April 23, 2012

Folic Acid

Folic Acid

Folic acid, sometimes called folate, is a B vitamin (B9) found mostly in leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach, orange juice, and enriched grains.

Folic acid is a manmade form of folate. Folate is found naturally in some foods. Most women do not get all the folic acid they need through food alone.

In the recent times, there has been increasing hype over the benefits rendered by this vitamin from the government, media, and consumers. Moreover, it is the only B vitamin to enjoy the privilege of being mandated in countries such as Australia and New Zealand, the United States of America, Canada, Chile and the Czech Republic.

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