Folic acid is an important vitamin that may help with cardiovascular health and is also an important prenatal vitamin for women of childbearing age. Developing fetuses and newborn babies need specific nutritional support for their bones, eyes, immunity and nervous systems, in addition to basic nutrition. Folic acid may be essential for normal, healthy cell division, as well as, helping to support nerve and brain development. Fortunately, there is significant overlap between the needs of the mother (and would-be mother) and their developing fetuses. Folic acid is equally important to both. As it relates to cardiovascular health, folic acid is required for the normal metabolism of homocysteine which, if not metabolized, could reduce the health of the cardiovascular system over time. While folic acid is found in many of the foods we eat, having 170% of the Recommended Dietary Intake in one easy convenient tablet is a helpful for those who want to maintain optimal prenatal and cardiovascular health.