Folic acid is converted into folate by the body. Folate is one of the B vitamins and its main role is to make healthy red blood cells. It is also important for growing foetuses.
Our bodies cannot make folate, so it is essential that we consume it in some form.
Folic acid can be manufactured using chemical reactions and high-quality medical technology. It can also be found in food.
Folate is found in small amounts in foods such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, leafy greens like cabbage and kale, peas, chickpeas, and certain breakfast cereals that have been additionally fortified with folic acid.
You can also get folic acid in oranges and orange juice, chicken, pork, shellfish, and liver (though avoid liver if you are pregnant) plus lentils and beans.
We provide straight folic acid tablets, ideal for pregnant women.
These tablets have the recommended 400 micrograms.
Ideally, you will want to take 400 micrograms daily, for one month, before conception and three months after.
Take one tablet a day, with a meal. Be sure not to exceed this dose.
We also sell folic acid with vitamin D.
This product also contains the recommend amount for pregnant women, but the extra vitamin D is designed for additional nutritional support.
Specifically, vitamin D helps maintain normal bones and teeth. The human body produces vitamin D as a response to sun exposure, but certain climatic or lifestyle conditions can result in us not getting enough.
This product can be taken in the same way as the above one, with meals and for a total of four months.
We also provide folic acid as part of multivitamins for female health.
It is also available in spray form.
The spray delivers the 400 micrograms in a great-tasting bioavailable active form of folate.
With a natural blueberry flavour, the tiny droplets are absorbed quickly into the blood, and as such, bypass the gut.
Shake well before use, and carefully spray onto the inside of your cheek. Hold for a few seconds and be sure to replace the cap after use. Do this once a day.