Optimized folate


Folic acid is a type of group of B vitamins, and it is also called vitamin B9, it plays a very important role in the production of red blood cells, and also in the growth of the brain and spinal cord of the fetus as it helps the growth of tissues and the best food sources of folic acid are the rich and fortified cereals with vitamins and folic acid. The vitamin is water-soluble, so excessive amounts of it are not stored and excreted from the body with urine.


When should I start taking folic acid?
Some doctors recommend taking folic acid daily for a month before pregnancy, and continuing to take it until the end of the first trimester of pregnancy, and some doctors recommend that all women of childbearing age regularly take folic acid daily, as some recent studies have indicated that women who maintain an acid intake Folic acid daily a year before conception, it avoids exposure to premature labor by 50% or more.
Dosage of methyl folate (folic acid) to be consumed:
One tablet is taken a day, and the recommended dose for all women of childbearing age is 400 micrograms daily, which is equal to 0.4. If you are taking a multivitamin, you must make sure that the dose of folic acid in it is as recommended, and if you are taking antiepileptic medicines, the dose should be increased to 4 mg per day one month before pregnancy until the end of the first trimester and if there is a history of illness in your family of some Congenital defects, especially of the nervous system, also if you are pregnant with twins, you should take at least 4. Mg daily for each fetus


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