Folic Acid Products
Folic Acid is probably the nutrient whose essential role in pregnancy is most widely known. It is necessary for the production of new DNA which is needed for the production of new cells – the growing life within the womb engages in constant cell division and the mother must expand her blood supply with the production of new red blood cells – these activities demand a generous supply of Folic Acid.
Folic Acid works to convert the amino acid homocysteine into methionine - a deficiency allows homocysteine levels to accumulate in the body. Within the body, Folic Acid is an activator – it has an influence on “natural killer” cells of the immune system which are in charge of fighting infections and malignant cells.