What is vitamin B9 used for?

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One of the most widely known uses of vitamin B9 -- folic acid -- is helping prevent birth defects in fetuses. B9 also reduces the chance of negative DNA mutations that could cause cancer, corrects or prevents some forms of anemia and helps cell function and growth. You will also need to take vitamin B9 if your doctor finds that you have a folic acid deficiency.
 

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