Geelong Medical & Health Group News

8 Signs of Folate Deficiency You Might Be Ignoring

October 18 2018

Plus, how to add more of the B vitamin to your diet. There’s a reason pregnant women are always told to load up on folate: getting enough of the vitamin helps prevent neural tube, brain, or spinal cord defects in babies. But folate isn’t just important for those who have a little one on the...

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Why Folic Acid Is Good For You

October 28 2017

Also known as folate and vitamin B9, folic acid is important for so many things from the creation and repair of DNA, production of red blood cells to proper brain function. Since it is a water-soluble vitamin, your body cannot store unused amounts so it needs to be supplied with folic acid on a daily basis. Deficiency in folic acid may lead to...

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