Folic Acid is an important B vitamin that your body uses to make new cells. Unfortunately, it is difficult for most women to get the recommended amount of folic acid from diet alone. (Click here for more information on folic acid and diet.) That is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that women take a multivitamin with at least 400 mcg of folic acid everyday.
What does folic acid do?
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Free Go Folic! Multi-Vitamins
Because folic acid is so important to health, women between the ages of 14-54 who live in San Francisco can get free multi-vitamins with 400 mcg of folic acid from the San Francisco Department of Public Health.