Folacin is absolutely vital for fetal development and growth especially during the early stages of pregnancy. Neural tube defects can be caused by folacin deficiency. Sadly this means that chances of miscarriages and spina bifida are increased. Perinatal depression is common and cannot be properly addressed due to safety concerns for the baby. Folacin (along with vitamin B’s) is a natural alternative in such cases as it could help with neurological issues. For adults, folacin is needed for good heart health as it motivates balanced levels of cholesterol and reduces chances of stroke. Neurological benefits can also be highlighted again.