Folic acid, also known as folate & vitamin B9, is the man-made version of folacin and one member of the Vitamin B complex. Found in various fortified foods and most dietary supplements, folic acid helps the Body make healthy red blood cells and is often used in the treatment of folate deficiency anaemia.
Fatigue, palpitations, headaches, tinnitus and a general lack of Energy may all indicate a lack of folic acid. If you feel you have a folacin deficiency, please consult your GP before considering supplementation.
Folic acid is particularly important for women, especially if they are pregnant or planning on having a baby. It helps prevent neural tube defects (NTDs) on the baby's Brain and spine.
Women should take approximately 400 to 800 micrograms of folic acid everyday, even before Pregnancy, to help prevent NTDs.