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The Vitamin B-9 Folic Acid page provides information and resources to learn the benefits, food sources, deficiency-toxicity symptoms, and supplement recommendations.

Vitamin B-9 Folic Acid

Benefits And Uses For Vitamin B-9 Folic Acid:

Used by the body in the formation of blood and mucus cells essential to bodily function.  Used to treat anemia, pregnancy complications and gastrointestinal disturbances.

Deficiency Symptoms Of Vitamin B-9 Folic Acid:

Anemia, weakness, fatigue, irritability, insomnia, confusion, toxemia in pregnancy, pre-mature birth, schizophrenia.

Toxicity (Overdose) Symptoms Of Vitamin B-9 Folic Acid:

No known symptoms of Folic Acid Toxicity.

Foods High In Vitamin B-9 Folic Acid:

Organ Meats, lean beef, asparagus, broccoli, beans, green leafy vegetables, eggs, wheat, lentils.

Supplements Of Vitamin B-9 Folic Acid:

The recommended amount of 400 mcg is found in most B Complex or multi-vitamin supplements.  Pregnant women should see the doctor about doubling that amount.

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