The importance of folate AKA vitamin B9 or folic acid before and during pregnancy

Folate is naturally found in many foods, also known as vitamin B9.

Folic acid is used in supplements and in fortified/enriched foods to help meet the recommended daily amount.

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Tell me more about vitamin C!

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid )

Long ago (1497), the British sailors on long voyages never reached their destinations because they got sick and some had painful deaths. James Lind, an English doctor, noticed that this strange disease (Scurvy) began after the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables ran out on the boat. As a way for trying to find a cure, he gave each sick sailor a daily drink of lime juice and they got better! This was because they lack vitamin C.

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