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Folic acid is a B vitamin needed for cell replication and growth. Folic acid
helps form building blocks of DNA, the body’s genetic information, and
building blocks of RNA, needed for protein synthesis in all cells. Therefore,
rapidly growing tissues, such as those of a fetus, and rapidly regenerating
cells, like red blood cells and immune cells, have a high need for folic acid.
Folic acid deficiency results in a form of anemia that responds quickly to folic
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