Folic acid is one of the most important vitamins you need before pregnancy and throughout pregnancy. Some even recommend that you should take a multivitamin with folic acid every day.
Folic Acid is proven to prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly. It also helps with the healthy development of the fetus.
Apart from these, there are a lot more benefits of taking folic acid. It also helps with hair growth, acne, depression and even prevents other diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
When we started trying to conceive, I was already taking prenatal vitamins which contain folic acid. I made sure that I was getting 400 mcg a day of folic acid.
I always thought that you could only get folic acid from supplements, but later on, I learned that you could also get them from food.
In order to understand this vitamin more, I rounded up some resources that will help you.
Folic Acid Resources
What is Folic Acid?
Why Do I Need Folic Acid?
Where Can I Get Folic Acid?
How Much Folic Acid Should I Be Taking?
There you have it! I hope these resources helped you understand Folic Acid more.
If you haven’t already, I would recommend starting taking folic acid. Eat the right food and choose the right supplement.
Although folic acid has a lot of benefits, too much of folic acid can also be not good for your health. So if you think you are getting enough folic acid from your diet, then supplements should be taken only upon doctor’s advice.
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