Folic Acid

Unhealthy diet, alcohol consumption,  GI malabsorption disorders and certain medications can lead to folic acid deficiency

 

Signs of Deficiency:

  1. Fatigue
  2. nausea/vomiting/diarrhea after meals
  3. cognitive impairment, dementia, depression
  4. Grey hair
  5. Mouth sores
  6. Poor growth
  7. Swollen or sore tongue
  8. Severe birth defects
  9. increased atherosclerosis risk

Benefits:

  1. Increased energy
  2. Helps body produce new cells
  3. Prevent DNA changes that may lead to cancer
  4. Prevents neural tube defects in babies