Folate and??folic acid??are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin. Folate occurs naturally in food, and folic acid is the synthetic form of this vitamin. Since 1998, folic acid has been added to cold cereals, flour, breads, pasta, bakery items, cookies, and crackers, as required by federal law. Foods that are naturally high in folate include leafy vegetables (such as spinach, broccoli, and lettuce), okra, asparagus, fruits (such as bananas, melons, and lemons) beans, yeast, mushrooms, meat (such as beef liver and??kidney), orange juice, and tomato juice.
Folic acid is used for preventing and treating low blood levels of folate (folate deficiency), as well as its complications, including "tired blood" (anemia) and the inability of the bowel to absorb??nutrients??properly. Folic acid is also used for other conditions commonly associated with folate deficiency, including??ulcerative colitis, liver disease,??alcoholism, and??kidney dialysis.
Women who are??pregnant??or might become pregnant take folic acid to prevent??miscarriage??and "neural tube defects,"??birth defects??such as??spina bifida??that occur when the fetus''s spine and back do not close during development.
Some people use folic acid to prevent??colon cancer??or??cervical cancer. It is also used to prevent heart disease and??stroke, as well as to reduce blood levels of a chemical called??homocysteine. High homocysteine levels might be a??risk for heart disease.
Folic acid is used for??memory loss,??Alzheimer''s disease, age-related??hearing loss, preventing the eye disease age-related??macular degeneration??(AMD), reducing signs of aging, weak bones (osteoporosis), jumpy legs (restless leg syndrome),??sleepproblems,??depression,??nerve pain,??muscle pain, AIDS, a skin disease called??vitiligo, and an inherited disease called Fragile-X syndrome. It is also used for reducing harmful side effects of treatment with the??medications??lometrexol and??methotrexate.
Some people apply folic acid directly to the gum for treating gum infections.
Folic acid is often used in combination with other B??vitamins.
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