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Benefit: Vitamin B9 or folic acid, along with vitamin B12 is necessary for the formation of red blood cells. It is essential for the growth and division of all body cells for healing processes. It aids protein metabolism and helps prevent premature graying.

What happens if you body is Deficient with Vitamin B9: A deficiency can result in certain types of anemia, serious skin disorders, and loss of hair, impaired circulation, fatigue and mental depression.

Source for Vitamin B9: Valuable sources of this vitamin are:

  • deep green leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce,
  • brewers yeast,
  • mushrooms,
  • nuts,
  • peanuts and
  • liver.

Recommendation (if you take vitamin B9 tables or supplements): The minimum daily requirement of this vitamin is 0.4 mg. To correct anemia and deficiencies 5 mg or more are needed daily. Some authorities believe that folic acid is contraindicated in leukemia and cancer.

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