Vitamin B-9 - ((Folic Acid) Folate, Pteroyiglutamic Acid) Folacin
This vitamin is very important to the growth and reproduction of all body cells, including red blood cells.
Green leafy vegetables, Dried beans, Poultry, Fortified cereals, Oranges, Nuts
Deficiency during pregnancy is associated with birth defects, such as neural tube defects
Symptoms include Anemia, Mood disorders and gastrointestinal disorders. Neural tube defects may occur when a deficiency occurs during pregnancy.
Deficiency Occurs in
Recommended Daily Intakes
- People with Malabsorption disorders or liver disease
- Women taking the birth control pill
- People with kidney failure have an increased risk of folic acid deficiency
- Men: 400 mg
- Women: 400 mg
- Pregnancy: 600 mg
- Lactation: 500 mg