Have you ever heard about folic acid? Do you know why women need to take folic acid during pregnancy?
Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9 or folate, it is usually recommended for pregnant women to prevent major congenital disorders.
But its properties can benefit everyone and even help maintain your hair healthy and beautiful. Did you know that?
For pregnant women, folate ensures proper fetal development and the formation of the neural tube.
For other people, folic acid strengthens the immune system and brain function. It plays a role in cognitive abilities and in emotional and mental health.
According to studies by the Institute for Functional Medicine, in Florida, more than 40% of cases of depression are caused by folate deficiency. Did you know that?
Folate acts as a cofactor in the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that ensures a good mood. Isn’t it incredible?
However, folate deficiency may be linked to dementia and cognitive issues and is more common in the elderly.
And, if all these benefits weren’t enough for you, folate is also good for the heart.
Folic acid also helps with hair and nail growth, fights acne and dermatitis, gives a healthy glow to the skin, and controls oiliness.
Did you know that it even helps with gray hair?
Talk to your doctor about adding this powerful supplement to your routine.
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