FOLIC ACID 800mcg - 250 TABS

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The Importance of Folic Acid

Folic acid is a water soluble B-vitamin and is part of the B-vitamin family. It helps the body to make DNA and repair DNA. Folic acid is important for rapidly dividing cells, such as red blood cells. It is also necessary for the synthesis of methionine from homocysteine and can help contribute to the healthy function of both the cardiovascular and nervous system.*

*From the FDA: "0.8 mg folic acid in a dietary supplement is more effective in reducing the risk of neural tube defects than a lower amount in foods in common form. FDA does not endorse this claim. Public health authorities recommend that women consume 0.4 mg folic acid daily from fortified foods or dietary supplements or both to reduce the risk of neural tube defects."

How much folic acid do I need?

The recommended amount of folate you need each day depends on your age and stage of life.

The table below displays the adequate intakes (AIs) per day set by the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) at the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies for folate in mcg DFE. Life stage| Males | Females Pregnant | Lactating Birth to 6 months | 65 | 65 80 | 80 7–12 months | 80 | 80 80 | 80 1–3 years | 150 | 150 4–8 years | 200 | 200 9–13 years | 300 | 300 14–18 years | 400 | 400 400 600 19+ years| 400 600 600 500 **DFE = Dietary Folate Equivalents

For pregnant women, it is recommended that they consume 0.4 mg (400 mcg) of folate daily from fortified foods or dietary supplements, or a combination of both, in addition to eating folate-rich foods, to reduce their risk of having a pregnancy affected by neural tube defects. The U.S. Public Health Service also recommends that all women capable of becoming pregnant should consume 0.4 mg (400 mcg) per day of folate from fortified foods or supplements, or a combination, regardless if they are planning to become pregnant or not, to reduce their risk for having a pregnancy affected with neural tube defects.*

How can I get enough folic acid?

You can get recommended amounts of folic acid by eating a variety of foods including the following:

Beans and peas, such as black-eyed peas, lentils, pinto beans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), lima beans, and kidney beans

Vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, asparagus, turnip greens, romaine lettuce List goes on...

Some breakfast cereals are fortified with 100% of the DV for folic acid per serving; check product labels *Foods that have been fortified with folic acid must contain at least 100% of the DV for folic acid on their food label.* This means that one serving can provide you with 100% or more of your daily needs for this nutrient.* Read food labels carefully because some products contain only 25% or less than 25% DV per serving.* Currently available scientific evidence suggests that there are no significant risks associated with consuming excess folate from fortified foods and dietary supplements among healthy individuals without pre-existing health conditions.*

Folic Acid is an important part of anyone's diet, but especially important for women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. It's easy to get enough folic acid into your diet by eating leafy green vegetables and legumes, as well as many breakfast cereals which are often fortified with 100% DV of folic acid per serving. The simplest way to get more folic acid is to take a supplement, that way you do not have to change your diet much.

Suggested Usage: Take 1 tablet daily with a meal.

Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Tablet

Servings Per Container: 250

Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value

Folate 1,360 mcg DFE** (800 mcg folic acid) 340%

Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 25 mcg 1042%

Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid (vegetable source) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).

Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

Natural color variation may occur in this product.

Made and quality tested in the USA with globally sourced ingredients.

Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

** DFE = Dietary Folate Equivalent

Family owned since 1968.

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