FOLIC ACID (SYNFOLATE) – 60 capsules

$12.99

Health Canada NPN: 80044447

Folic acid – also known as folate or folacin when it naturally occurs in foods – is a B vitamin that is essential for the healthy development of a baby’s spine, brain and skull during the early weeks of pregnancy. A combination of Folic acid (Folate), Methylcobalamine (the natural form of Vitamin B12) and Vitamin C. Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Helps to form red blood cells.

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    Folic Acid

    Folic Acid  with Vitamin C and Vitamin B12

    Folic acid is a water-soluble B vitamin. Since 1998, it has been added to cold cereals, flour, breads, pasta, bakery items, cookies, and crackers, as required by federal law. Foods that are naturally high in folic acid include leafy vegetables (such as spinach, broccoli, and lettuce), okra, asparagus, fruits (such as bananas, melons, and lemons) beans, yeast, mushrooms, meat (such as beef liver and kidney), orange juice, and tomato juice.

    Folic acid is used for preventing and treating low blood levels of folic acid (folic acid deficiency), as well as its complications, including “tired blood” (anemia) and the inability of the bowel to absorb nutrients properly.

    Women who are pregnant or might become pregnant take folic acid to prevent miscarriage and “neural tube defects,” birth defects such as spina bifida that occur when the fetus’s spine and back don’t close during development.

    Women with no personal health risks, planned pregnancy, and good compliance require a good diet of folate-rich foods and daily supplementation with a multivitamin with folic acid (0.4-1.0 mg) for at least two to three months before conception and throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period (4-6 weeks and as long as breastfeeding continues).

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    The federal government should consider increasing the fortification of flour with folic acid to 300 mg/100 g from the current level of 140 mg/100 g and additional fortification with multivitamins. Since 1998, there has been mandatory folic acid fortification of white flour, enriched pasta, and cornmeal in Canada.

    Women of childbearing age are advised to maintain a healthy diet, as recommended in Eating Well With Canada’s Food Guide (Health Canada), in addition to folic acid and multi-vitamin supplementation. Foods containing excellent to good sources of folic acid are fortified grains, spinach, lentils, chick peas, asparagus, broccoli, peas, Brussels sprouts, corn, and oranges. (NB: Despite this dietary advice, it is unlikely that diet alone can provide the levels recommended for those planning to have children.)

     

     HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Necessary for proper brain function.
    • Important during pregnancy.
    • Helps prevent neural tube defects.
    • Helps produce red blood cells.
    • Works closely with Vitamin B12.

    CONTAINS:

    • Pure Folic Acid ……………………………………1mg
    • Vitamin B12 ………………………………….100mcg
    • Vitamin C …………………………………………50mg
    • Rice Protein Concentrate ………………….175mg
    • Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract ………50mg

    DOSAGE :

    • Take 1 tablet of synfolate daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.
    • For Leukoplakia the dosage should be increased to 5mg (5 capsules) taken 3 times/day
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    Weight 0.150 kg
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