Vitamins are organic substances that serve as catalysts in the body’s metabolic processes. Vitamins work in subtle ways that ensure the smooth running of the metabolic machine but they do not supply the body with either calories or energy directly.
Acne is a condition that causes the occurrence of pimples or skin lesions. It is a consequence of the skin’s oil glands creating too much of an oil substance known as sebum; resulting in plugged pores. Aside from this, a rapid production of bacteria can be also be a primary cause of acne.
Folic acid, the synthetic form of the B group vitamin that is commonly known as folacin, folate or simply vitamin B9 is essential to human health. This is especially true during pregnancy where the vitamin is known to play a role in the prevention of pregnancy defects.
Other major folic acid deficiency symptoms include diarrhea, anemia, and glossitis (an inflammation of the tongue).