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Folate (Folic Acid)

The Importance of Folate (Folic Acid)

  • Folate (Vitamin B9) is another vitamin that is important for brain health and good memory.
  • It is vital for the development of the nervous system and insuring adequate amounts during pregnancy can prevent certain types of birth defects.
  • Folic acid, along with B12 and possibly B6, can decrease levels of homocysteine, which may prevent strokes and heart attacks, and may help memory as well.