Folic acid, also known as folate and folacin, is essential in cell division, DNA synthesis, and the manufacturing of brain chemicals, or neurotransmitters in the body. Without adequate levels of folic acid, cells do not divide properly. Folic acid is vital to the development of the nervous system of a fetus. A deficiency of folic acid during pregnancy has been linked to several birth defects, such as the neural tube defect spina bifida. Therefore, it is critical for women of child-bearing age to consume 400 mcg of folic acid per day. In addition, folic acid may also play a significant role in heart health. It does so by helping to keep homocysteine levels down in the blood. Homocysteine is a substance that formed when Vitamin B12 and folic acid levels are low, and research has indicated it may be a possible risk factor for heart health. Folic acid is recommended to be part of a daily regimen for Womens Health, Stress, Heart Health, Mood/Emotional Well-Being, Prenatal. Healthful diets with adequate folate may reduce a women`s risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord birth defect. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences recommends that women capable of becoming pregnant consume 400 mcg of folic acid per day.
Aids in development of nervous system in fetus; contains 100% RDA of folic acid per serving tablet
Recommended as part of woman's daily regimen for health, stress, mood, and prenatal care
May play a significant role in heart health
Helps support Mental, Nerve, Visual Function and Development