Folate is a form of vitamin B9 that plays a role in the formation of red blood cells. Helps in cell growth and function. It plays an important role in helping to synthesize DNA and other genetic substances. Which folate is essential for the body. Especially children, pregnant women. and people with certain underlying diseases.
Folate contributes to health care and prevention of diseases such as
Lowers blood pressure levels and prevents cardiovascular disease.
Folate reduces homocysteine levels. (Homocysteine) that occurs in the degradation of protein foods . If the body has a high accumulation of this substance, it may be at risk of coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular accidents and blockages. which is at risk of heart failure and stroke UFABET
Especially people with MTHFR gene mutations that make the body unable to use folate. homocysteine therefore accumulates higher and increase the risk of arteriosclerosis that can lead to cardiovascular disease
Prevent neural tube defects .
Cervical insufficiency is a congenital malformation of the brain and spinal cord that occurs in early pregnancy due to incomplete closure of the neural tube. It can be divided into 2 types: Spina Bifida , which can cause lifelong disabilities in infants if severe. and craniotomy does not close (Anencephaly) in which the baby usually dies shortly after birth.
The leading cause of neural tube insufficiency is deficiency during pregnancy. Because folate helps in the development of the baby’s brain, skull and spinal cord. Pregnant women should get enough. Particularly those with the MTHFR gene mutation should take folate supplements to reduce homocysteine levels and prevent neonatal neuropathy.