Supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus.
Folic Acid has a role in the process of cell division. It also contributes to:
- maternal tissue growth during pregnancy
- the normal function of the immune system
- normal amino acid synthesis
- normal blood formation
- normal psychological function
- the reduction of tiredness & fatigue