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Folic acid – all you need to know

March 18, 2011

Whether you’re trying for a baby, or already pregnant, you would have heard of folic acid. But what is it and why do you need it?
What is folic acid?
Folic acid is one of the B group of vitamins, also known as vitamin B9. Your body needs it and uses it, along with vitamin B12, to produce and maintain new cells. Folate is found naturally in foods such as green vegetables. Other foods, such as bread and cereals, have folic acid added to them.

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