Folate is extremely important for reducing homocysteine levels in the blood, which is a biomarker and indicator that is linked to increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular disease.
Whilst folate does not have a direct effect on weight loss or fat metabolism, it is one of many nutrients necessary for the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body.
Folate is one of many nutrients necessary for the production of red blood cells, it will help improve oxygen uptake and reduce the chances of fatigue.
Folate deficiency may lead to anaemia, and thus increase the chances of fatigue, weakness and dramatically affect your energy levels in the gym.
Information about choline rich foods and why choline is important for vegans.