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Vitamin B9 - Why Are Supplements Beneficial?

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Why are supplements beneficial?

The major reason for prescription of folic acid before and during pregnancy is to reduce the risk of neural tube defects.

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The consumption of folic acid leads to an increase in the blood folate levels. This causes a reduction in the blood homocysteine levels which in turn lowers the risks of heart attack. Further, consuming folic acid may also result in decline of risks associated with cancer.

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