Folic Acid

$15.99

Prolog’s Folic Acid supplement is designed for people with folic acid deficiency, and all women of childbearing age. It is particularly recommended for those women attempting conception.

In stock

Description

Prolog’s Folic Acid supplement is designed for people with folic acid deficiency, and all women of childbearing age. It is particularly recommended for those women attempting conception.

Folic Acid (Also known as Folate or Vitamin B9) is a B vitamin that plays a role in the production and maintenance of new cells. Folic acid cannot be synthesized by the body and is therefore an “essential vitamin” that must be ingested as food or supplement. It is necessary for the body to make and repair DNA and RNA and to metabolize the amino acids and peptides which are required in cell division. As a medication, folic acid is used to treat folic acid deficiency and macrocytic- megaloblastic anemia (fewer but larger red blood cells).

Folate intake during pregnancy has been linked to a decreased risk for neural tube defects (NTDs). These include spina bifida, encephalocele, anencephaly and iniencephaly. Folate supplementation during pregnancy has been shown to have a moderate effect on lowering congenital heart defects.

Folic acid, normally found in legumes, citrus fruits, green vegetables and whole-wheat products, is necessary in increased amounts during pregnancy and even well balanced diets are often not able to meet the demands of mother and baby.

Additional information

Weight 0.15 lbs