Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
Vitamin B9 is more commonly referred to as Folic Acid and is important in DNA production.
Folic acid is known to prevent birth defects and some forms of cancer. It is essential for cell division and protein synthesis. It is also important for healthy skin, hair, nails, nerves and mucosal membranes.
Deficiencies are common, and may cause weakness, lethargy and weakness, with extreme deficiency leading to megaloblastic anaemia symptoms of which are headache, pallor and fatigue.
At a Glance...
Folic acid is an important dietary component involved in many processes. Many processes requiring Folic acid work best if taken with a raw carrot.
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