What is Folic acid?
Folic acid is a B vitamin and is, therefore, water-soluble. This means that it cannot be stored in the body, and should be obtained through the diet regularly. In addition, although it is naturally found in specific foods (found in the form of folate), it is often lost when cooking with liquid.Good sources of Folic acid include green leafy vegetables, such as kale, broccoli, spinach and Brussel sprouts, alongside beans and legumes, yeast and beef extracts, oranges, wholegrain foods, poultry, and pork.
Benefits of Folic acid
Supplementation with Folic acid intake is a key consideration for pregnant women and women of child-bearing age, as it increases maternal folate status and low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus. The beneficial effect is obtained with a supplemental folic acid daily intake of 400 μg for at least one month before and up to three months after conception.
Our Folic acid tablets
We provide this product in a strength of 400μg.
Please note - We no longer sell 800μg Folic Acid tablets due to new findings from the Department of Health.
We recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.
Please be aware that these tablets are not suitable for those over the age of 50 years or who have a previous history of colorectal adenomas.
This product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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