Folic Acid Tablets – 400mcg (240 Tablets)
We recommend that all women take 400 micrograms of folic acid each day. You should take this from pre-conception until you are 12 weeks pregnant.
Folic Acid, also known as Vitamin B9, is an essential part of the diet for both women and men. It is mainly known for it’s role in promoting the growth of healthy maternal tissue in pregnancy and has be found to lower the risk of birth defects. When a woman has enough folic acid in her body before and during pregnancy, it can prevent major birth defects, including Spina bifida and Anencephaly.
Folic acid is also known as folate and is used by the body for cell replication and growth. The building blocks of DNA are formed with the help of folic acid, as is RNA which is required for protein synthesis in all cells.
Each of Zoom Health´s 400mcg Folic Acid tablets provides a safe and effective dose of folic acid at the level advised by the Department of Health.
Folic acid is found naturally in beans, citrus fruits, leafy green vegetables, beet, wheat germ and meat.
Benefits associated with Folic Acid Tablets:
- contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy
- helps normal amino acid synthesis
- helps with normal blood formation
- contributes to the normal function of the immune system
- can help to reduce tiredness and and fatigue
Experts also believe that folic acid might also play a role in heart health and preventing cell changes that may lead to cancer, however more research is needed to prove these theories.
How to take Folic Acid Tablets
Take 1 Folic Acid tablet per day with a little water
Store these folic acid tablets in a cool, dry place out of reach of children. This is a food supplement which is not a substitute for a balanced diet.
Do not exceed stated dose. UK Government advice is that women planning pregnancy, who may become pregnant or are pregnant, should take a 400mcg Folic Acid daily supplement, up to the 12th week of pregnancy.
INGREDIENTS: Folic Acid tabletted with microcrystalline cellulose & magnesium stearate(v).