Quest Folic Acid provides 400mcg of folic acid, the recommended daily dose for pregnant women. In the developing foetus adequate folic acid is essential for the normal closure of the neural tube (precursor to the central nervous system). It is recommended that women take a folic acid supplement from when they stop using contraception untill the 12th week of pregnancy.
Folic acid deficiency is associated with an increased risk of neural tube defects
Folic acid deficiency is associated with a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia
Folic acid is required for the breakdown of homocysteine
Folic acid is required for normal DNA metabolism and is involved in genetic expression and cell division
One capsule typically provides
Folacin (Folic Acid)
Take one tablet daily with food. Swallow with water.