DELICIOUS SWISS FOLIC ACID MANGO-FLAVORED CHEWABLE TABLETS WITH VITAMINS B & C
100 % MADE & PACKED IN SWITZERLAND!
- Contributes to the Growth of Maternal Tissue during Pregnancy
- Helps avoid Tiredness & Reduce Fatigue
- Support the Immune System
The sufficient supply of Folic Acid is very important. Folic Acid belongs to the Vitamin B group, has a function in cell division and contributes to normal blood formation and homocysteine metabolism. Folic Acid – also called Vitamin B9 – contributes to the growth of maternal tissue during pregnancy. Together with Vitamin C, Folic Acid contributes to normal immune system function and reduces fatigue. The Swiss Folic Acid Offensive recommends the following with regard to nutrition for pregnant women: Anyone who takes at least 400 μg of Folic Acid during at least 4 weeks before and during pregnancy in addition to a balanced diet rich in folate can significantly reduce the risk of “spina bifida”(open back) or cleft lip and palate.
Recommended dosage: 2 Tablets daily or as prescribed by Health Professionals.
Main Ingredients: Sweetener, Vitamins (Vitamin C, Niacin, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12), Mango Fruit Powder (Mangifera indica), Goji Berry Extract (Lycium barbarum)
Disclaimer: Store below 25 °C in a dry, dark place and out of reach of children.
VEGETARIAN • LACTOSE-FREE • GLUTEN-FREE
60 Tablets x 1500 mg | 90 g net
Folic Acid plays an important role in Cell Division and promotes Healthy Blood Formation and Healthy Homocysteine Metabolism. Low homocysteine levels help protect Vascular Walls, Coronary Vessels and Cerebral Arteries.
Folic Acid also promotes Maternal Tissue Growth during Pregnancy. Together with Vitamin C, it supports a healthy Immune System and reduces Fatigue.
To ensure an adequate intake of Folic Acid, NUTRASWISS® has developed a special formulation in the form of Folic Acid Plus® Tablets with mango and goji berries. Goji Berries are very rich in Antioxidants, promoting both Physical & Emotional Well-being. The Xylitol content helps maintain Dental Health while mango adds a fruity flavor.
What is Folic Acid?
Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin. It’s a synthetic version of folate, one of the B vitamins. Because your body can’t make folate, you need to get it from your diet. Some foods naturally contain folate. Folic acid is added to other foods. You can also get folic acid from dietary supplements.
What’s the Difference Between Folate & Folic Acid?
Although the terms “folate” and “folic acid” are often used interchangeably, they are actually different forms of the same vitamin: vitamin B9. Folic acid has a different structure than folate and has slightly different effects in your body. “Folate” is the generic name that encompasses all forms of vitamin B9, including folic acid and 5-MTHF. Folic acid is a specific synthetic form of this vitamin.
What does the body use folate for?
- make and repair DNA
- help cells grow, divide, and work properly
- produce certain proteins
- help red blood cells mature
Folate deficiency can lead to many health problems, including:
- an increased risk of heart disease and certain cancers
- developmental irregularities in infants if pregnant people don’t get enough folate
Recommended Intake Levels
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for folate is listed in Dietary Folate Equivalents (DFEs). This unit of measure accounts for the differences in how your body absorbs folate from foods and folic acid from fortified foods and supplements. Your body absorbs natural folate about half as well as folic acid from supplements. Adults need about 400 mcg DFE of folate each day. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, folate needs can increase. The RDA during pregnancy is 600 mcg DFE. Your body stores 15–30 mg of folate. Most of that folate is in your liver, and the rest is in your blood and tissues. The RDA for folate for infants, children, and teens is:
- Birth to 6 months: 65 mcg DFE
- Ages 7–12 months: 80 mcg DFE
- Ages 1–3: 150 mcg DFE
- Ages 4–8: 200 mcg DFE
- Ages 9–13: 300 mcg DFE
- Ages 14–18: 400 mcg DFE
Benefits & Uses
Both folic acid and folate are used in supplements. Although these two nutrients treat the same conditions, they are metabolized differently in the body and can affect health in different ways. Here are some common uses and benefits of folic acid supplements:
Treating Folate Deficiency
Folate deficiency can happen for many reasons. Some possible causes of folate deficiency are:
- a lack of folate in your diet
- diseases or surgeries that affect how your body absorbs folate, including celiac disease, short bowel syndrome, and gastric bypass surgery
- no stomach acid (achlorhydria) or low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria)
- drugs that affect folate absorption, including methotrexate and sulfasalazine (Azulfadine)
- alcohol use disorder
- hemolytic anemia
Consuming too little folate can cause complications such as anemia, fetal development issues, mental impairment, impaired immune function, and depression. Taking folic acid or folate supplements can bring up your levels and prevent these complications.
Preventing Birth Defects & Pregnancy Complications
Folic acid supplements can help to prevent neural tube irregularities, including spina bifida and anencephaly. Getting enough folic acid during pregnancy can reduce the chance that your baby will be born with one of these conditions. Folic acid supplements not only help prevent fetal development issues but also help lower the risk of pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia.
Maintaining Brain Health
Low blood folate levels are linked to poor mental function and an increased risk of dementia. Even folate levels that are technically normal but on the low side might increase the risk of mental impairment in older adults. Adequate folate intake may also help protect against Alzheimer’s disease. In a 2019 study in 180 adults with mild cognitive impairment, taking 400 mcg of folic acid supplements daily for 2 years improved measures of brain function and reduced blood levels of proteins that are involved in Alzheimer’s disease. Another study looked at 121 people with newly diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease who were being treated with the medication donepezil (Aricept). Those who also took 1,250 mcg of folic acid per day for 6 months had improved thinking ability and less inflammation than those who took Aricept alone.
Treating Mental Health Conditions
Folate is involved in the production of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Consuming too little folate has been linked to depression, schizophrenia, and other mental health conditions.
For example, people with depression may have lower blood levels of folate than people without depression. A 2022 review of studies suggests that folic acid and folate supplements may help reduce symptoms of mental health conditions such as postpartum depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Taking folate supplements in addition to antidepressant medication may reduce depression symptoms more than taking antidepressant medication alone. A review of seven studies found that treatment with folate supplements plus antipsychotic medication may improve symptoms in people with schizophrenia more than antipsychotic medication alone. However, larger, more robust studies are needed to further support these findings.
Reducing Heart Disease Risk Factors
Folate-based supplements, including folic acid, may help improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease. High levels of the amino acid homocysteine are thought to increase heart disease risk. Because folate helps break down homocysteine, low folate can lead to high homocysteine levels, also known as hyperhomocysteinemia. Folic acid supplements can help bring down homocysteine levels and may lower heart disease risk. For example, a review that included 30 studies with more than 80,000 total participants showed that supplementing with folic acid led to a 4% reduction in overall heart disease risk and a 10% reduction in stroke risk. What’s more, using folic acid supplements along with antihypertensive medications may reduce high blood pressure significantly more than antihypertensive medications alone. Folic acid supplements may also improve blood vessel function in people with heart disease.
Other Possible Benefits
Folic acid supplements may also help with these other health conditions:
- Diabetes: Folate supplements may help improve blood sugar regulation and reduce insulin resistance in people with diabetes. Because the diabetes drug metformin can lower folate levels, you may need a supplement if your levels are low.
- Fertility issues: Folate can improve egg quality and help eggs grow and implant in the uterus. Taking folate may increase the chance of getting pregnant and carrying a baby to term. People who use assisted reproductive technology to conceive may be more likely to have a baby if they have a higher intake of supplemental folate.
- Inflammation: Inflammation plays a role in many diseases. Folic acid and folate supplements have been shown to reduce markers of inflammation such as C-reactive protein.
- Kidney disease: The kidneys usually filter waste out of the blood, but when the kidneys are damaged, homocysteine can build up. About 85% of people with chronic kidney disease have too much homocysteine in their blood. Folic acid supplements may help reduce homocysteine levels and heart disease risk in people with kidney disease.
This list doesn’t include every possible benefit of folic acid. There are many other reasons people may use folate-based supplements.
Folic Acid For Pregnancy
Folate plays essential roles in a baby’s development. It’s involved in cell division and tissue growth. It also helps the baby’s brain and spine, called the neural tube, develop. Taking folic acid both before and during pregnancy can help prevent neural tube irregularities such as anencephaly and spina bifida. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of national disease-prevention experts, recommends that anyone who is trying to become pregnant start taking a daily folic acid supplement containing 400–800 mcg at least 1 month before becoming pregnant and through the first 2–3 months of pregnancy. However, the common recommendation in practice encourages people capable of getting pregnant — of childbearing age and engaging in sexual activity that could result in pregnancy — to take a folic acid supplement, because many pregnancies can be unplanned. Since the 1990s, flour and other foods have been fortified with folic acid. Consuming both fortified foods and folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy can help reduce the risk of neural tube irregularities. Beyond preventing fetal development issues, taking folic acid supplements during pregnancy may improve a child’s mental function and reduce the chance of the child developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, taking too much folic acid may have a negative effect on a child’s brain development and increase their chances of developing autism, which will be discussed in the next section. Folate is also important for the health of the pregnant person. Supplementing with folic acid has been shown to reduce the risk of pregnancy-related complications, including preeclampsia. Higher folate levels in a pregnant person may lower the risk of preterm birth. Folate is important for the health of both pregnant people and their babies, and it’s not always easy to get enough of this nutrient through your diet alone.
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