Vitamin B9 - Why Are Supplements Beneficial?

Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Feb 04, 2016
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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.

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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