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

Foodstuff Ingredient per 100g (㎍)
Chicken liver (raw) 1300
Matcha tea 1200
Beef liver (raw) 1000
Gyokuro (tea) 1000
Green soup (kale) 820
Pork liver (raw) 810
Soy 460
eel Liver (raw) 380
Raw sea urchin 360
canola-flower 340
green-soybeans 310
Mustard 310


  • 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