Folic acid
Term: Folic acid
Alternative Terms: vitamin B9
Long Description: 

Iron PLUSFolic acid (vitamin B9) is an essential B-complex vitamin. The vitamin plays a key role in all growth and development processes in the human body.

The vitamin contributes to
- normal blood formation
- normal cell division
- a normal function of the immune system
- normal maternal tissue growth during pregnancy
- normal psychological functions
- and can contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

The following groups of people may have higher folic acid requirements:
Women who are planning a pregnancy, pregnant and breastfeeding women and elderly people.

Sources: Wheat germ, liver, yeasts, whole-grain products, green, leafy vegetables, nuts and egg yolk