- May help boost fertility in aspiring Soon-to-be-Mothers.
- May help aspiring Soon-to-be-Mothers get and stay pregnant.
- May help enable the best developmental conditions for your baby to develop well in the womb.
- Folic acid is the synthetic form of Vitamin B9 (or Folate). It has many benefits for the the heart, muscles, hearing, ageing, cancer, depression, is important for mental + emotional health, and crucial for proper brain function.
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Folate plays a critical role in cell growth during the embryonic phase of fetal development (Reference Link).
Low folate levels in pregnant women are linked to fetal abnormalities, such as neural tube defects (i.e. spina bifida and anencephaly) (Reference Link).
Other studies have found that when folic acid is combined with various other vitamins, folic acid can minimise the risk of congenital heart defects, cleft lips, and other abnormalities during the preconception period (Reference Link 1, Reference Link 2).
Folic acid supplementation can also lengthen mean gestational age (i.e. period of pregnancy), increase birth weight, and lower the rate of preterm labor in pregnant women (Reference Link 1, Reference Link 2).
Folic Acid / Vitamin B9 / Folate
Folic acid is the synthetic form of Vitamin B9 (i.e. folate).
It can be an ingredient in vitamin and other supplement products, and can also be found in fortified foods such as white flour, enriched pasta, and cornmeal products.
Folate occurs naturally in some foods, and can be found in dried legumes such as chickpeas, beans and lentils, and also dark green vegetables like broccoli and spinach.
Folic acid, which in effect is vitamin B9/folate, plays an important role in mental and emotional health, and is crucial for proper brain function.Book Now