You find folic acid in green leafy vegetables, beans and beets, wheat germ and meat. Folic acid is used by your body for DNA synthesis, a major part of cell regeneration. If you don't get enough folic acid: you start to produce abnormal cells. When you are deficient, and the odds are you are, the areas of your body which produce the most cells are the ones that are the most negatively affected.

Your bone marrow is constantly churning out red blood cells and if your are folic acid deficient you can become anemic. During menstruation the uterus is producing cells for the lining of the wall and folic acid deficeny can cause cervical dysplasia, a precancerous condition. A lack folic acid is also linked to mood disorders because folic acid is needed for SAMe(S-adenosyl-L-methionine) production which, as well as doing many other things in your brain and joints, heightens dopamine levels. So eat more beans and green leafy vegetables, ya bastard.... Seriously, you should.

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