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5 Health Reasons Why You Should Take Folic Acid Even If You Are Not Pregnant

Folic acid, also known as folate or vitamin B9, is commonly prescribed for pregnant women and women who are planning to become pregnant because it protects the unborn child from various birth abnormalities. Folic acid also lowers a pregnant woman's chance of miscarriage.

Although folic acid is especially important for pregnant women, it also provides a variety of health benefits that make it appropriate for men and women of all ages. It's crucial to remember, however, that folic acid isn't good for every

Alcoholics, persons who have had kidney or liver issues, and people who have epilepsy, for example, are recommended not to take folate. Folic acid is available in the form of a tablet; however, if you choose not to use pills, you can consume folic acid-rich foods such as spinach, lettuce, and liver.


Even if you are not pregnant, there are five health reasons why you should take folic acid.

1. It Aids In The Treatment Of Depression: According to Merriam Webster, depression is a serious medical illness in which a person feels unhappy, hopeless, and unable to function normally. Depression affects a large number of people.

Antidepressants are frequently prescribed to those who are able to receive a diagnosis for their symptoms. Folic acid taken with antidepressants has been found in studies to help with depression. Additionally, folate may help to lessen the risk of depression.


2. It Controls High Blood Pressure: Thousands of people, both men and women, suffer from hypertension, a disease that specialists have dubbed the "silent killer." Hypertensive persons who take folic acid orally for a length of time have lower blood pressure, especially if they are not taking any other medications for their condition.


3. Enhances Memory: Memory is an essential component of man's existence. People's memory and other bodily metabolisms deteriorate as they get older. Taking folic acid orally can assist older adults enhance their memory. It may also aid in the development of their thinking ability.


4. It Prevents Strokes: Strokes are a serious medical condition that can paralyze one or both sides of the body. High levels of homocysteine in the blood are one of the factors that contribute to stroke. Taking folic acid, on the other hand, helps to normalize homocysteine levels in the body, lowering the risk of stroke.


5. Anemia Prevention: Anemia is a condition in which a person's body lacks adequate red blood cells, resulting in weakness, paleness, and exhaustion.

Folate, on the other hand, aids the body in the production of healthy new red blood cells, which helps to prevent anemia.

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