Folic acid is a water soluble B Vitamin and member of the B Complex. Folic acid intake is important for pregnant women and helps promote heart health. Folic acid helps maintain healthy levels of homocysteine into methionine. In addition, it plays a significant role in the health of red blood cells, and helps support a healthy nervous system.*
Adequate folate levels may reduce a woman's risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect.