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What Is It?
Folic acid, is a water-soluble B vitamin that converts in the body to the coenzyme tetrahydrofolic acid (THFA) by accepting and donating single carbon groups. This is referred to as “one-carbon metabolism”, a vital step in the process of DNA formation. THFA is involved in a number of additional key metabolic reactions. It supports the healthy metabolism of amino acids, particularly the conversion of homocysteine to methionine. Furthermore, folic acid functions with vitamin B12 and ascorbic acid in the breakdown and utilization of proteins.‡
Uses For Folic Acid
- Healthy Fetal Neural Development: Folic acid is an integral factor involved in the formation of nucleic acids and the production of healthy DNA and chromosomes. In particular, this B vitamin is critical for the proper neural and cellular development of the fetal central nervous system. Folic acid promotes healthy cellular differentiation during the formation of the brain and spinal cord, helping to prevent neural tube defects.
- Important for the growth and reproduction of red and white blood cells.‡
- Healthy Homocysteine Metabolism: Folic acid helps to support healthy homocysteine metabolism, primarily in conjunction with vitamins B12 and B6.‡
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1,333 mcg DFE (800 mcg) folic acid in a dietary supplement is more effective in reducing the risk of neural tube defects than a lower amount in foods in common form. FDA does not endorse this claim. Public health authorities recommend that women consume 667 mcg DFE (400 mcg) folic acid daily from fortified foods or dietary supplements or both to reduce the risk of neural tube defects.
‡These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. These therapies are not substitutes for standard medical care. Consult your physician before taking this or any other product.
1 capsule daily, with a meal.
Folic acid supplementation may mask vitamin B12 deficiency; however this usually occurs at doses of 1000 mcg or higher. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.
Potential Drug Interactions
Folic acid may adversely interact with chemotherapeutic drugs.