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MICRONUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES  
 
Folate:

Function

Folate is involved in DNA synthesis. It is involved in cell division and replication. The active form in the body is tetrahydrofolic acid (THFA), which is involved in certain biological reactions including amino acid conversions.

Physiology

Folic acid is synthesized by intestinal microflora of the colon. It is stored in the liver and other body tissues. Excretion occurs through feces and urine.

Food Sources

Sources of folate include liver, organ meats, yeast, dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grain cereals, eggs and fruit.

Deficiency

Deficiencies result in fatigue, insomnia, and anemia. Folate deficiency is particularly high in developing countries such as India, especially in pregnant and lactating women. Deficiency results in anemia (megaloblastic neurocytic), glossitis (inflammation of the tongue), gastrointestinal disturbances, diarrhea, malabsorption and mood changes. Deficiency during pregnancy may result in neurotube defects in newborns.



What are Supplefer Sprinkles?
Micronutrient deficiencies
Iron deficiency
Strategies to treat and prevent iron deficiency
Methods of Supplementation

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