Posted 12/29/2007 4:36 PM (GMT -7)
Ha! Yes, it's kind of hard to read. The bottom line is, folic acid helps your body to build new cells. This process goes on all the time in all of us, but those with UC especially have to build cells to heal ulcerated colons. It also is central to building new red blood cells, and since we're often anemic, this is important. So yes, I'd say it's a good supplement to take. Because it's a B vitamin you don't have to worry about overdosing; any excess amount will be excreted in your urine. But also no need to spend a lot money taking more than the recommended amount.
Interestingly enough, all women of childbearing age are recommended to take folic acid, because a deficiency of it during the first two weeks of pregnancy can cause a major birth defect.
Here's a link to some info that's in normal English.