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 » Science Human Anatomy

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 » Health Medications & Vitamins Vitamins & Supplements

Folic acid prevents heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, type-2 diabetes and anemia and treats depression, as stated by Men’s Fitness. Folic acid supplements also assist the body in forming new red blood cells, proteins a... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Vitamins & Supplements
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