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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 FOLATE (FOLICE ACID) B complex vitamin- WATER SOULUBLE VITAMIN--the body does not store them--Found in watery compartmentsof foods and our bodies--Dependent on energy requiring transport systems or transporters to get to & from. BENEFITS: -Supports productionof nervous system function -Production of messaging molecules; used by nerves to send signals throughout out body LOW INTAKE: ~Uncommon--Birth defects--Blood diseases and--Possibly cancers--Coexists with other nutrient deficiencies due to its strong association with poor diet,alcoholism, & malabsorptive disorders --Alcoholism, inflammatory bowel disease, & celiac disease can cause folic acid deficiency.--Folic acid deficiency can cause poor growth, tongue inflammation, gingivitis, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, diarrhea, irritability, forgetfulness,& mental sluggishness.HIGH INTAKE:--Doesn't cause harm; the vitamin is regularlyremoved from the body through urine. DAILY REFERENCE INTAKES (DRIs): 0 - 6 mon.: 65 mcg/day7 - 12 mon.: 80 mcg/day*1 - 3 yrs: 150 mcg/day4 - 8 yrs: 200 mcg/day9 - 13 yrs: 300 mcg/dayMales 14 & older: 400 mcg/dayFemales 14 & older:400 mcg/day Pregnant 14-18 yrs:600 mcg/dayPregnant 19 & older: 500 mcg/day. <>. <>.<>. "Dietary Folate Equivalents." Symptoms of megaloblastic anemia weakness, fatigue, difficultyconcentrating, irritability, headache, heart palpitations, & shortness of breath **Certain medications may lower levels of folic acid in the body. ** 85% bioavailability ofsupplemental folic acid FOLIC ACID (FOLATE MONOGLUTAMATE)--Fortified & enriched foods are typically boosted in content with a single form ofthis vitamin; Fortified means that vitamins have been added to the food; including enriched breads,cereals, flours, cornmeal, pastas, rice, and other grain products.FOLATE POLYGLUTAMATE TWO FORMS: Works closely withvitamin B12 to help make redblood cells & help iron work properlyin the body. Folate sounds like foliagesharing a common root (Latin word folium, meaning "leaf"), which helps remind us that green plant foods can beamong the richest sources of folate. FUN FACT: Folic acid is crucial for proper brain function & mental & emotional health. It aids in the production of DNA & RNA, the body's genetic material, & is especially important when cells & tissues are growingrapidly, such as in infancy, adolescence, & pregnancy. DAILY REFERENCE INTAKES (DRIs):
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