Functions of Vitamin B9:
- Formation of nucleic acids for RNA and DNA, therefore, plays a vital role in production of all cells particularly during time of growth (e.g. pregnancy).
- Plays an important role in the development of an infant’s nervous system.
- Aids in red blood cell production.
- Helps in the breakdown and utilisation of proteins.
Uses of Vitamin B9:
- People who are stressed or fatigued may benefit from additional folic acid.
- People who consume high levels of alcohol or high amounts of vitamin C require more folic acid.
- People with psoriasis may require folic acid supplementation.
- Women with menstrual problems often benefit from folic acid supplementation.
- People suffering with Restless leg syndrome may find folic acid helps reduce symptoms.
- May help stimulate a depressed appetite.
Sources of Vitamin B9: Green leafy vegetables, organ meats, Brewers yeast, whole wheat bread, milk and many fruits (e.g. oranges, bananas and berries).