Folic acid (葉酸)


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Characteristics of nutrients

  • It is a water-soluble vitamin
  • It is classified as vitamin B group
  • Absorption rate is good when ingested with vitamin B12
  • It is mainly contained in green-yellow vegetables
  • Pregnant women will need about twice as much
  • It is easy to dissolve in water and vulnerable to heat

Function of nutrients

  • Helps to form cells of erythrocytes
  • Helps the development of fetuses with active cell division
  • Prevention of arteriosclerosis
  • Improvement of brain function

When nutrients are deficient

  • In normal dietary life there is no worry of lack due to insufficient intake
  • It tends to be scarce when pregnant
  • Anemia, fatigue, dizziness
  • Stomatitis, diarrhea, gastric ulcer, arteriosclerosis

When nutrients overdose

  • No worry of overdoing due to overdoing in normal eating habits
  • Please be careful of overdose by supplements
  • Neuropathy、Fever、Urticaria

Food that contains a lot of Folic acid

FoodstuffIngredient per 100g (㎍)
Chicken liver (raw)1300
Matcha tea1200
Beef liver (raw)1000
Gyokuro (tea)1000
Green soup (kale)820
Pork liver (raw)810
eel Liver (raw)380
Raw sea urchin360


  • Water-soluble vitamin B group
  • It helps the formation of erythrocytes with vitamin B12 (hematopoietic vitamin)
  • Vitamins that play an important role in the development of the fetus
  • In the early pregnancy, intake of about 2 times is recommended
  • Growth promotion
  • Anemia prevention
  • Prevention of arteriosclerosis
  • Improvement of brain functions