Vitamin B9 (Folate)

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  • All micronutrient interventions
  • Biochemical
  • Diet


A water-soluble B vitamins that are critical for ensuring normal growth, development and maintenance of optimal health. A folate deficiency in women of reproductive age can increase the risk of neural tube defects in any offspring. Public health preventive measures to ensure population-level adequate intakes include the widespread use of folic acid as a supplement and food fortificant.


OpeN-Global, 2026