Folic acid plays an essential role in cell multiplication and is critical in DNA and RNA formation and is therefore especially important in foetal development.
It is now widely accepted and established that lack of folate during the first trimester of pregnancy increases the risk of neural tube defects in the developing baby. Folic acid is also known to play an important part in the body’s regulation of homocysteine the amino acid like compound that is implicated in the damage that occurs to the lining of blood vessel walls that can then lead to the build up of plaques.
Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin which the body cannot store for long. Good food sources include green vegetables and whole grains. However cooking and storage can deplete the levels in food and currently 47% of women fail to consume the NRV of 200µg/day which is why supplementation is recommended. Bioavailability studies indicate that folic acid supplements are well absorbed and are a reliable way to guard against dietary deficiencies. This product provides 400µg of folic acid which is up to 3 times the level supplied by many people’s diets and the level that is increasingly recommended.
Lamberts Health Care Folic Acid 400µg 100 Tablets
Presentation: a yellow round tablet. Each tablet delivers: folic acid 400µg Tableted with: dicalcium phosphate cellulose silicon dioxide stearic acid magnesium stearate.
Disintegration time: less than 1 hour.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Usage & administration: 1 tablet daily
Allergen advice: see presentation section for ingredients listed in bold. The following list of allergens are excluded: wheat barley soya eggs milk (and milk products) lactose nuts sulphites celery fish shellfish yeast and gluten containing ingredients.
Cautions: A large intake of folic acid may mask the signs and symptoms of vitamin b12 deficiency (pernicious anaemia).
Storage instructions: To be stored in a cool dry place and protected from light.
Legal category: Food supplement.