What is Folic Acid?
Folic acid—also known as folate or folacin—is a B vitamin found in green leafy vegetables and, in lesser amounts, in fruits, sprouts, brewer’s yeast, liver and legumes. Often working in conjunction with vitamin B12, folic acid functions primarily as a methyl-group donor involved in many important body processes.
Folate is an important B vitamin needed to make RNA and DNA, critical to making new immune cells. Consuming adequate folate can support healthy immune function.
Most importantly, folic acid is responsible for the creation of DNA (the body’s genetic information) and building blocks of RNA (needed for protein synthesis in all cells). Rapidly growing tissues, such as occurs during pregnancy or regeneration of tissues such as red blood cells and immune cells, need folic acid to divide properly.*
Folic acid also plays a role in the formation of SAM (s-adenyl methionine), which regulates many functions, including mood.*
What are the key benefits of Vitacost® Folic Acid?
Helps promote normal DNA function and replication*
Supports homo cysteine levels, which is important for healthy heart function*
Supports healthy brain function and memory*
Maintains endothelial function*
Supports healthy and happy moods*
Unless otherwise advised by your physician, it’s generally advised to take vitamin B12 with folic acid because folic acid has the potential to hide a vitamin B12 deficiency
As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablet with food daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).