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Folic Acid 400 mcg
Folic Acid 400 mcg, provided by Douglas Laboratories, supplies
100% of the recommended dietary intake for folic acid in an easy to swallow
Folic acid is a water-soluble essential B vitamin found in many
foods, including leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits and beans. Research has
established that supplementation with folic acid before and during the first two
months of pregnancy can prevent neural tube defects in developing fetuses in
women. The U.S. Public Health Service has recommended that women of childbearing
age take a supplement containing 400 mcg of folic acid every day to reduce the
risk of a pregnancy affected by neural tube defects. In addition to its
prevention of serious birth defects, folic acid plays a key role in the
metabolism of homocysteine. Homocysteine is a sulfur containing amino acid that
is created in the body from methionine, an essential amino acid derived solely
from dietary intake. High plasma levels of homocysteine appear to injure the
vasculature, impairing the functional abilities of endothelial and smooth muscle
cells. Elevated homocysteine also appears to be thrombogenic. Suboptimal intake
of several B vitamins, including folic acid, in addition to renal failure and
genetic defects in homocysteine metabolism, can all contribute to abnormal
Folic Acid 400 mcg may be a useful dietary supplement for
individuals wishing to supplement their diet with this essential vitamin.
1 Tablet Contains:
Adults take 1 tablet daily with meals or as directed by
No adverse side effects reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light.
Keep out of reach of children.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any