Folic acid is a B vitamin (B9 to ‘b’ more specific) that supports cellular energy production in the body.† But for women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, folic acid isn’t just any B vitamin. It plays an important role in a baby’s neural development.†
Everyone needs folic acid, but it’s particularly important for women of childbearing age. In fact, many medical professionals recommend that women increase their folic acid intake even before they’re expecting.
Folic acid plays a critical role in the proper development of a baby’s nervous system.† And adequate folic acid in healthy diets may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a neural tube defect. It’s a meaningful nutrient for moms everywhere.