The use of folic acid for the body
Folic acid affects cell division, development of all tissues, normalizes the immune system, has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system. In the normal state, the intestinal microflora can synthesize a certain amount of folic acid. This vitamin is needed by the body for synthesis of enzymes, amino acids, ribonucleic and deoxyribonucleic chains. It has a positive effect on the function of the hematopoietic system, the digestive system, particularly your liver health.
Folic acid regulates the process of excitation and inhibition of the nervous system that transmits impulses between cells. This is particularly essential vitamin for women, its a sufficient amount in the body is a normal condition of pregnancy. This substance greatly reduces the likelihood of premature births and occurrence of birth defects of the brain in a child.
Folic acid normalizes the emotional background in the period after childbirth, smoothes menopausal disorders.
The effects of a lack of folic acid in the body
Folic acid deficiency in the body can be caused by lack of vitamin B9 in products used in food and as a result of violation of synthesis of such substances by intestinal microflora. Signs of deficiency of folic acid are: unreasonable anxiety, fear, depression, memory impairment, confusion, indigestion, inflammation of the oral mucosa, anemia, early graying. Prolonged lack of vitamin B9 leads to nervous disorders, early menopause, the development of atherosclerosis, to the onset of stroke, heart attack.
To the beneficial properties of folic acid was the maximum, you need to take it together with vitamin B12.
The main source of folic acid are green vegetables and wheat germ. To provide the body, these substance to be included in the diet of sprouted grains of wheat, broccoli, spinach, asparagus, lettuce, salad, bran, soy beans, lentils, green onions, carrots, beets, tomatoes, yeast, wheat, products of wheat flour, oatmeal and buckwheat. Vitamin B9 can be taken further with frequent stressful situations, excessive physical and mental stress, during illness, in pregnancy. Minimal daily dose of folic acid is 400 mcg. Pregnant and nursing women need to drink in the amount of 600 micrograms.