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Folic acid is a B vitamin that encourages new cell growth in the body, according to MedlinePlus. It is responsible for DNA creation and optimal body function, states WebMD. It synthesizes RNA, aids rapid cell division an... More »

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According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, folic acid plays a vital role in brain development and function and mental and emotional health. Folic acid helps the body produce DNA and RNA, so it is especially ... More »

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Folic acid is a type of B vitamin also referred to as folate, and it is essential for many bodily functions. Folic acid is important in aiding rapid tissue and cell growth, it helps prevent anemia, and when taken before ... More »

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The body does make its own vitamin D-3. Vitamin D-3, also called cholecalciferol, is made in the skin of human beings from a compound called 7-dehydrocholesterol. More »

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The causes of folic acid deficiency include diseases that affect the absorption of folic acid during digestion, excessive alcohol intake, hemolytic anemia and a diet that is low in fruits and vegetables, according to Med... More »

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Folic acid is one of the B vitamins the body requires for building new cells; however, too much folic acid causes sleep disorders, gastric upset, confusion and behavioral changes, according to WebMD. Individuals who take... More »

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