HealthAid Folic Acid 400µg 90 Tablets

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Folic Acid 400µg

Folic acid is a member of the B group of vitamins and is utilised by the body in the production of nucleic acids and DNA. It helps in the utilization of sugar, amino acids and the division of body cells. Folic acid appears to regulate the body's production and use of homocysteine, an amino acid-like compound that in excess amounts can contribute to the build up of dangerous plaque in the blood vessels (a precursor of heart disease and stroke).

If you are pregnant or thinking of having a baby you should take a daily 0.4 mg (400 microgram) folic acid supplement from the time you stop using contraception until the 12th week of pregnancy. Folate is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells which is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy. Therefore increased folate helps to decrease the likelihood of neural tube defects resulting in malformations of the spine, skull, and brain. Furthermore both adults and children need folate to make normal red blood cells and prevent anemia.

Folic Acid 400ug:

  • Folic Acid is necessary for the production of red blood cells and normal metabolism
  • The nutrient helps lower homocysteine levels
  • Important vitamin for pregnant women as it can help prevent the occurrence of birth defects
  • Helps with the healthy development of the foetus
  • Beneficial in retaining memory and mental agility which gets exhausted with age
  • Available in packs of 90, 270 & 1000 one-a-day tablets
  • Suitable for vegans
Who are Folic Acid tablets for? Folic Acid tablets may be of benefit to;
  • Women who are trying to conceive or are already in their first trimester
  • Women who suffer from heart problems

What are Folic Acid tablets for?
Folic acid, known as folate in its natural form, is one of the B-group of vitamins and is needed by the body to help manufacture red blood cells. Folate is found in small amounts in many foods. Good sources include broccoli, brussels sprouts, asparagus, peas, chickpeas and brown rice. Other useful sources include fortified breakfast cereals, some bread and some fruit (such as oranges and bananas).

It has been noted that high Folic Acid intake can mask some of the symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency. An early symptom of vitamin B12 deficiency is anemia. But taking large amounts of folic acid treats the anaemia without treating the B12 deficiency. If vitamin B12 deficiency is not noticed, it can eventually lead to damage of the nervous system (neurological damage). This is a concern particularly for older people, because as you get older it becomes more difficult to absorb vitamin B12.

When should I take Folic Acid tablet?
With regard to pregnancy, Folic Acid tablets should be taken from when methods of contraception are no longer being used right through until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy.

Bulking Agent (di-Calcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose), Stabiliser (Crosslinked Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulose), Anti-caking Agent (Veg. Magnesium Stearate), Folic Acid.
Folacin (folic acid) 400ug
Adults and children over 12 years of age, one capsule daily with food. Do not exceed recommended daily intake unless advised by a suitable qualified person.
Free from yeast, gluten, wheat and dairy, artificial colours, preservatives and starch. This product contains Iron, which if taken in excess, may be harmful to very young children. Keep out of sigh of children.

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