Folic acid (folate) is a water-soluble vitamin B, which is easily destroyed during cooking. Folate is present only in vegetables being at the highest amounts in dark green vegetables.
Folic acid is an important vitamin for pregnant women because it is essential for the maternal tissue growth. It also prevents birth defects of a baby’s brain and spinal cord (neural tube defect NTD). The neural tube develops in the first weeks of pregnancy, therefore, it is recommended to take folic acid supplement as early as when planning to pregnancy and to continue the supplementation until the 12th week of pregnancy. The common recommended daily dose is 400 μg of folic acid as a supplement in addition to the intake from a diet.
In Finland the recommended daily intake of folic acid for fertile women (18-30 years) is 400 micrograms per day. During pregnancy the recommendation is 500 micrograms.
Food supplement is not a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
1 tablet daily swallowed with water.
Daily dose 1 tablet contains:
Folic acid 400 µg
Bulking agents (calcium phosphate, cellulose), firming agent (polyvinyl pyrrolidone), emulsifier (magnesium salts of fatty acids), anticaking agent (silicon dioxide), pteroylmonoglutamin acid.
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