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S: Folic Acid - Karla Gonzalez

FC: Folic Acid

1: Role or Function: Produces healthy new cells that the body makes daily - Skin - Nails - Hair Helps prevent major birth defects of a baby's brain and spine

2: Recommended Daily Allowance (R.D.A.) Males and Females ages 14 years and older = 400 mcg Breastfeeding adult women = 500 mcg Pregnant Women = 600 mcg Categories A form of a water-soluble B vitamin A synthetic form of folate found in supplements and added to fortified foods (Made up of folate)

3: Food Sources Cereals Baked Goods Leafy Greens -Spinach -Broccoli -Lettuce Okra Asparagus Fruits -Bananas -Melons -Lemons Legumes (Beans) -Dried Peas -Nuts Mushrooms Organ Meat -Liver Kidney Orange Juice Tomato Juice

4: Deficiencies/ Lack of Folic Acid During Pregnancy: -birth defects Neural Tube Defects -Pregnancy loss

5: Too Much of Folic Acid Toxicity when taking supplements is low | Any excess is lost in urine because it's a water - soluble B vitamin

6: Interesting Facts In rare cases folic acid deficiency can cause more seizures for patients taking anti-convulsant medications Some evidence shows low blood levels of folic acid with a a greater risk of cancer Alcoholics are more prone to folic acid deficiency because alcohol interferes with its absorption

7: Credits | cdc.gov mayoclinic.com nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus

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