Folic acid plays an essential role in cell multiplication and is critical in DNA and RNA formation, and is therefore especially important in foetal development.
DetailsIt is now widely accepted and established that lack of folate during the first trimester of pregnancy increases the risk of neural tube defects in the developing baby. Folic acid in also known to play an important part in the body's regulation of homocysteine, the amino acid like compound that is implicated in the damage that occurs to the lining of blood vessel walls that can then lead to the build-up of plaques.
Folic acid is a water soluble vitamin which the body cannot store for long. Good food sources include green vegetables and whole grains. However cooking and storage can deplete the levels in food and currently 47% of women fail to consume the NRV of 200µg/day, which is why supplementation is recommended. Bioavailability studies indicate that folic acid supplements are well absorbed and are a reliable way to guard against dietary deficiencies.
This product provides 400µg of folic acid which is up to 3 times the level supplied by many people's diets, and the level that is increasingly recommended.
- 100 Tablets.
- An essential vitamin in the first trimester of pregnancy.
- Recommended for use from when you start of trying to conceive until the 12th week of pregnancy.
- Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians.
- Made in the UK.
How to use
Take 1 tablet daily with a meal or as directed by a practitioner or pharmacist.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Hazards and Cautions
- A large intake of folic acid may mask the signs and symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency (Pernicious Anaemia).
- Keep away from Children.
- To be stored in a cool dry place and protected from light.
DiCalcium Phosphate, Cellulose, Anti-Caking Agents (Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid & Magnesium Stearate), Folic Acid.