Memory loss, Reducing aging signs, Insomnia, Weak bones, Preventing stroke and heart diseases by lowering homocysteine blood levels
Folic acid, also referred to as folate, is a type of vitamin B that occurs naturally in foods, such as beets, dried beans, liver, oranges, peas, asparagus, broccoli, spinach, whole-wheat products, mushrooms, yeast, okra, bananas, lemons, lettuce, and melons. Folic acid is important to the body since it aids in the production and maintenance of new cells, preventing DNA changes that might cause cancer. Furthermore, it prevents low blood levels of folate, enhances the ability of the bowel to absorb nutrients, and other vital bodily functions.
Folate also prevents conditions associated with folic acid deficiency, such as liver diseases, kidney dialysis, and ulcerative colitis. It is in your best interest that the body gets enough folic acid. Moreover, folic acid is very useful to pregnant women since it helps prevent neural tube defects, spina bifida, and anencephaly (congenital disabilities of the baby’s brain and spine).
When combined with other medications folic acid can be used in the prevention and treatment of certain types of anaemia, such as pernicious anaemia. It can also be used in conjunction with other forms of vitamin B. Folate is a water-soluble form of vitamin B. Therefore, the body is not able to store it, and it cannot stay long in the body as it is excreted through urine. In other words, this is why folic acid is not toxic and is not expected to harm the user or an unborn baby.
Recent studies show that folic acid can be used for memory loss, preventing age-related loss of hearing, reducing aging signs, insomnia, weak bones, and preventing stroke and heart diseases by lowering homocysteine blood levels. However, folate will neither prevent nor treat conditions resulting from vitamin B12 deficiency.