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Folic Acid is a B Vitamin and most people recognize it as the crucial nutrient in a woman's diet during pregnancy as it works to protect against birth defects. Yet Folic Acid is also necessary for every function in the body that requires cell multiplication in both males and females.
Contained in food, Folic Acid occurs naturally in the form of folates in foods such green vegetables especially spinach, beans, whole grains, fortified cereals and orange juice. Liver is also a great source, but not recommended for pregnant women due to its high Vitamin A content. The body is unable to store Folic Acid for very long so continued replenishment is required to ensure the body receives an optimum and consistent supply of this important nutrient.
However daily life can sometimes mean we don't eat as healthy as we like to or our food choices, likes and dislikes may limit nutrient intake. Although dietary supplements are not to be in replacement of a healthy diet, they are a great option to help us maintain a consistent supply of nutrients for our body. Health Organisations throughout the world recommend that women should take a daily supplement of 400 micrograms of Folic acid while they are trying to conceive, and continue taking this dose for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, when the baby's spine is developing.
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Folic Acid should not just be dismissed as the nutrient for women only, this vitamin has many roles to play in the body including:
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