Tag: folate


Important Vitamins and Minerals for Women

Getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals helps your body function well and keeps you healthy. Vitamins and minerals are an important part of a healthy diet in both men and women, but the needs for and effects of these nutrients can vary between the two groups. Let’s take […]


Folate (Folic Acid) and Pregnancy

Folic acid or folate is an important B vitamin that your body needs both before you become pregnant and in the early stages of pregnancy to help your baby’s spinal cord and brain develop normally. The term folate is used when referring to the form found naturally in foods. The term folic acid is […]


Vitamin B9 (Folate)

Folate is an essential water-soluble B vitamin that is required for synthesis of building blocks for proteins, DNA, and RNA. This makes folate necessary for development of all cells and tissues in the body—which is particularly important during pregnancy. Since it is a water-soluble vitamin, folate cannot be stored in […]