Folic Acid

Folic acid (folate) is one of the water-soluble B vitamins. It is a synthetically produced molecule and is sometimes also referred to as vitamin B9.
Like vitamin B12, folic acid catalyses reactions in protein and nucleic acid metabolism in the body. Folic acid plays an essential role in DNA and cell division and is therefore important for growth processes and cell formation. The body also needs folic acid for detoxification processes, which is particularly important in the toxic world we live in today.

This is because folic acid is essential for the formation of red blood cells, which transport oxygen through the body with the protein hemoglobin.

Folic acid foods

The daily requirement of folic acid is approximately 300 µg, whereby pregnant women have an increased requirement.

Folic acid can be naturally absorbed primarily through animal products.
However, plant-based foods such as green vegetables, wheat germ and nuts also contain folic acid. However, it is more difficult for the body to absorb and therefore less bioavailable. If you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, a folic acid supplement is recommended.

Dr. med. Karsten Ostermann M.A.

Before supplementing with folic acid, the individual parameters should be checked to ensure that the body is not out of balance.

Dr. Karsten Ostermann

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