Folic Acid - Vit B12

Author: Rod Ferris CPT, CPAFLA
Purpose/Function: DNA and RNA synthesis, Helps form red blood cells, Important in growth and development, and helps prevent birth defects.

Supplement recommended for pregnancy

Sources: Orange and grapefruit juice, Green leafy vegetables, Poultry, Dried beans

Deficiency Symptoms: Deficiencies during pregnancy are associated with low birth weight, neural tube defects such as Spina Bifida, and numerous other birth defects.

Toxicity Symptoms: None Known

Dosage: 800 mcg of folic acid

MYFIT Supplemental Usefulness Rating: 7/10 Unless Pregnant