Some may not know what folic acid is or its function in the body. So, whether you know about its numerous health benefits or not, there is always something to learn that is why in this article I will be sharing with you important things to know about folic acid as well as its side effects.
What is Folic Acid?
Folic acid is a type of vitamin B that can be found in foods like orange, beans, peas, whole-wheat products, liver, asparagus, beets root, broccoli, and spinach.
Some Health Benefits of Folic Acid
Studies gathered have shown that folic acid helps your body produce and maintain new cells. It also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer. Folic acid is used to treat folic acid deficiency and certain types of anemia caused by folic acid deficiency. It is prescribed for pregnant women though with doctors' prescriptions.
Despite these wonderful health benefits, there is a health problem that can deprive you of taking it. So here are some reasons why you should avoid drinking folic acid or ask a doctor if the medicine is safe to use.
If you have signs of an allergic reaction after taking folic acid like wheezing, hives, rash, itching, skin redness, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, nausea, loss of appetite, bloating, stomach pain, bitter or unpleasant taste in your mouth, confusion, trouble concentrating, sleep problems, depression, feeling excited or irritable, then it is advisable to desist and ask your doctor.
Other Health Problem
Kidney disease, epilepsy or other seizure disorder, cirrhosis and other liver diseases, and infections. (Source: Drugs.com)
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