Folic acid is a water-soluble B Vitamin and member of the B Complex. Folic acid intake is important for pregnant women and helps promote heart health. Folic acid helps maintain healthy levels of homocysteine by helping convert homocysteine into methionine.* In addition, it plays a significant role in the health of red blood cells, and helps support a healthy nervous system.
Adequate folate in healthful diets may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord birth defect. Folate intake should not exceed 250% of the DV (1000 mcg).