Folic Acid provides the recommended daily dose of folic acid for pregnant women. Folic acid, which is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines, is a vital nutrient for everyone which combines with vitamins B12 and C to support healthy blood cells and can be used to treat anaemia. There’s some evidence that it can support the healthy production of both red and white blood cells. It also helps in the production of nucleic acids and many other important metabolism reactions. It becomes especially crucial, though, for expectant mothers. A healthy intake of folic acid is essential, particularly early in the pregnancy, for preventing neural tube defects in the foetus, which could result in the baby being born with various defects, including spina bifida. Folic acid is obtainable from various foods, but the best way to be sure of receiving the recommended dose is to take it in a dietary supplements. Folic Acid , which is made from vegan, hypoallergenic ingredients and is certified as gluten free by the Gluten Free Certification Organisation, provides the recommended daily dose in an easily swallowed capsule.
Take 1 capsule daily, with a meal. Each vegetarian capsule contains:
- folic acid (providing the recommended dose for pregnant or lactating women) 800 mcg.
- hypoallergenic plant fibre (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
Folic acid supplementation may mask vitamin B12 deficiency; however this usually occurs at doses of 1000 mcg or higher. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.
Folic acid may adversely interact with chemotherapeutic drugs.