Folic acid plays an essential role in cell multiplication and is particularly important for the formation of DNA and RNA, and therefor,e very important for the development of the fetus. It is widely known and accepted that lack of folic acid during the first 3 months pregnancy, increases the risk of damage to the baby's nervous system. Folic acid is known to play an important role in regulating the levels of homocysteine, a compound with a chemical structure similar to the amino acids involved in the damage of the vascular wall and which may later result in the formation of atherosclerotic plaque.
Folic acid is a water soluble vitamin that the body cannot store for too long. Good food sources include green vegetables and whole grains. But cooking and storing products can damage the levels in food and today 47% of women do not consume the minimum daily intake which is 200mg/daily, so, that is why supplements are suggested. Bioavailability studies indicate that supplementation with folic acid is easily absorbed and is a reliable way to guard against nutritional deficiencies.
This product provides 400 mg of folic acid which is 3 times more than the level provided by the diet of many people, and is the level which is more frequently recommended.
Dosage: 1 tablet daily.