Appearance is always a reflection of human health. Dull skin, lifeless hair and brittle nails – make you suspect that something is wrong with your body. At a minimum, it lacks essential trace elements and vitamins.
The main vitamin doctors call B9, better known as folic acid. And this is not surprising, because it is he who provides the skin with a healthy look, promotes normal hair growth, protects them from the appearance of early gray hair.
Folic acid strengthens the immune system, and in combination with vitamins B6 and B12 reduces the risk of eye diseases by 30%. It is useful to take folic acid to girls during puberty, it helps to solve many problems of adolescence, for example, problems with the skin – it eliminates acne and acne.
Also, the results of years of research have confirmed that taking this vitamin helps to avoid many problems during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as pathologies of fetal development, contributes to its development, the correct formation of the nervous system. Expectant mothers are advised to take 400 mg of folic acid daily.
Also, vitamin B9 reduces the risk of postpartum depression and supports the female body during the onset of menopause.
In addition, folic acid is included in the list of important vitamins necessary for conceiving a baby.
Where to find him?
Folic acid is rich in many foods. For example, legumes, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, green onions, green peas, beans, soybeans, beets, carrots, tomatoes, wholemeal flour and bakery products from this flour, buckwheat and oatmeal, millet, yeast. And also some products of animal origin: liver, kidney, cottage cheese, cheese, caviar, egg yolk, etc.
But the need for this vitamin is quite large and it is not always possible to get its required amount from food. In this case, consult your doctor. Perhaps he will recommend that you take this important vitamin in pills.
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