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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. It 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 and was identified in the 1940s, when it was extracted from spinach. 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 RNI 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.
A yellow round tablet, measuring 4mm in diameter
Each tablet delivers:
|Folic Acid||400 µg|
Tableted / Encapsulated with:
See product label.
Less than 1 hour.
Suitable for Vegans, Vegetarians and Lactose and Gelatin Free.
1 tablet daily
The following list of allergens are excluded: Wheat, Gluten, Barley, Soya, Eggs, Milk and milk products, Lactose, Nuts, Sulphites, Celery, Fish, Shellfish and Yeast.
A large intake of folic acid may mask the signs and symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency (Pernicious Anaemia).
To be stored in a cool, dry place and protected from light, and keep it out of reach of smallest children.