The main effect of folic acid
Folic acid is long and the necessary material for reproduction. In vivo folic acid in the form of tetrahydrofolic acid, tetrahydrofolic acid in the body involved in purine nucleic acid and pyrimidine nucleotide synthesis and transformation. Folic acid plays an important role in the manufacture of nucleic acids (ribonucleic acid, deoxyribonucleic acid). Folic acid to help the metabolism of protein, and vitamin B12 together to promote the formation and maturation of red blood cells, is the indispensable material to create red blood cells. Folic acid also acts as a stimulating factor for Lactobacillus casei and other microorganisms.
Folic acid plays an important role in the growth of cells and the synthesis of nucleic acids, amino acids and proteins. The lack of folic acid in the human body can lead to abnormal red blood cells, increased immature cells, anemia and leukopenia. Folic acid is an indispensable nutrient for fetal growth and development. Pregnant women lack of folic acid may lead to fetal birth when low weight, cleft lip and palate, heart defects and so on. If the first 3 months of pregnancy lack of folic acid, can cause fetal neural tube defects, which lead to deformity. Therefore, ready to pregnant women, before pregnancy can start taking 100 micrograms to 300 micrograms of folic acid per day.
Folic acid taking over the performance
1. Long-term use of folic acid will interfere with the mother's zinc metabolism, zinc intake once enough, it will affect the development of the fetus.
2. pregnant mother is best under the guidance of a doctor taking folic acid preparations.
3. If you have given birth to women with neural tube defects in the baby, pregnant again when the best to the hospital for examination, and prescribed to increase the daily folic acid dosage, until 12 weeks after pregnancy.
4. Pregnant long-term use of birth control pills, anticonvulsants, etc., may interfere with folic acid and other vitamins metabolism. Pregnant women plan to stop the first 6 months before pregnancy medication, and add folic acid and other vitamins.