Folate and folic acid are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin. Folic acid is the body when using sugars and amino acids necessary material, folic acid is the the necessary material of body’s cells grow and reproduce.
Folic acid is used for preventing and treating low blood levels of folate (folate deficiency), as well as its complications, including “tired blood” (anemia) and the inability of the bowel to absorb nutrients properly.
Folic acid is very important for human body。Women who are pregnant or might become pregnant take folic acid to prevent miscarriage and “neural tube defects,” birth defects such as spina bifida that occur when the fetus’s spine and back do not close during development.
Some people use folic acid to prevent colon cancer or cervical cancer. It is also used to prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as to reduce blood levels of a chemical called homocysteine. High homocysteine levels might be a risk for heart disease.
Folic acid is used for memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, age-related hearing loss, preventing the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), reducing signs of aging, weak bones (osteoporosis), jumpy legs (restless leg syndrome), sleep problems, depression, nerve pain, muscle pain, AIDS, a skin disease called vitiligo, and an inherited disease called Fragile-X syndrome. It is also used for reducing harmful side effects of treatment with the medications lometrexol and methotrexate.
Some people apply folic acid directly to the gum for treating gum infections.
At present people get folic acid through synthetic method
There are a lot of food which contain folic acid. However, people can only get a little folic acid from the food directly. Because, the folic acid of the food will disappear when meeting light for long time. Such as: the folic acid of vegetable will loss of 50% after store 2 ~ 3 days ; when doing Soup cooking, folic acid in food will loss of 50% ~ 95%;whenSalting vegetables, folic acid ingredients will loss a lot. So, it is very hard for people to get folic acid from food directly.
Folic acid supplements pregnant mothers should pay attention to keep the food nutrition some general guidelines:
Buy fresh vegetables don’t put too long
Taomee time should not be too long
The congee is unfavorable and alkaline.
When making meat dishes, cut up the meat very fine, best filaments or flake, JiHuo quick fry.Large pieces of meat, fish should be put into the cold water with small fire stew it through.
It is best not to often eat Fried food.