The best form of folate is folic acid, otherwise known as B9. Folate is often taken as a supplement but is also found in many foods. Folic acid is good for everyone for the growth of cells in the body. It is even more important for pregnant women in regards to the development of the fetus. Folate supports DNA synthesis and can prevent neural tube defects when taken in the first three months of pregnancy. If you are taking medications, it can disturb the absorption of folic acid, and you should consume more through natural food and supplements.
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