Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin and is part of the vitamin B group.
- Helps to reduce the risk of nervous system defects in unborn babies.
- Works with vitamin B12 to form healthy red blood cells.
- Fortified breakfast cereals, broccoli, brussels sprouts, liver, chickpeas, spinach, asparagus and peas.
It can reduce the risk of having a baby born with a nervous system defect called spina bifida. It means split spine and is a defect of the backbone.
No harmful side effects have been reported of having too much folic acid.