Folic Acid Benefits

Folic Acid Benefits

Folic acid is the active form of folate, which is found in cruciferous vegetables, peas, lentils and oranges. It was first discovered by Lucy Wills, a haemotologist who in the 1930’s identified that there was a corrective substance in yeast extract which prevented a type of anaemia in poorly-nourished pregnant women.

It is still considered the most important nutrient to maintain a healthy foetus and the UK government recommends that pregnant women supplement with folic acid for the first trimester.

As well as helping pregnant women, Folic acid may be beneficial to the elderly, as the nutrient helps to maintain normal homocysteine levels. It is also good for immune and blood health and reduces tiredness and fatigue.

Nutritionist Deepali Shah Katira says,

“Folic acid is the essential supplement for women who are pregnant or who are hoping to get pregnant”

Folic Acid Fast facts

  • Folic Acid and Pregnancy

    Folic acid for pregnancy
    Folic acid is recommended for pregnant women for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy to prevent Neural Tube Defects (NTDs).

  • Folic Acid Supplements

    Pregnancy Supplement
    Folic acid contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.

  • Folic Acid Supplements

    Taking folic benefits
    Folic acid helps in the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

  • Folic Acid Supplements

    How does folic acid help the elderly?
    Folic acid contributes to normal blood formation.

  • Folic Acid Benefits

    Folic Acid 
    Folic acid contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

  • Folic Acid Benefits - pregnancy

    Why is folic acid essential?
    Folic acid contributes to normal amino acid synthesis.

Lifeplan Folic Acid Tablets

Folic Acid Products

Lifeplan’s Folic Acid supplement contains 400mcg of this important vitamin, which is the level recommended by the government to prevent the risk of Neural Tube Defects (NTDs).

Folic acid and folate also help the body make healthy new red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all the parts of your body.

Lifeplan Folic Acid Tablets

As soon as I found out I was pregnant, my first purchase was Lifeplan’s Folic Acid.

Mrs Henry

What are the benefits of Folic Acid in pregnancy?

Folic acid is the perfect supplement to take for women who are trying to get pregnant. Take at least a month before trying to get pregnant to ensure that you have adequate levels which are essential for your growing baby.

  • Q: What can Folic Acid be used for?
    A: Folic acid can be used during pregnancy to contribute to maternal tissue growth. It can help the synthesis of amino acids into protein, which is required for the growth and repair of the body, as well as reduce tiredness and fatigue, making it useful for those who do a lot of sport and fitness.
  • Q: How does Folic Acid work?
    A: Folic acid is a B vitamin which is required to make red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body. This can help to reduce the feeling of tiredness and fatigue. It can help to maintain homocysteine levels, which is important since the chemical is linked to causing degenerative diseases.
  • Q: Can Folic Acid be used on children?
    A: Folic acid is safe for children to take. However, they should only take supplements which say that they are suitable for children.
  • Q: What are the health benefits of Folic Acid?
    A: Folic acid aids maternal tissue growth during pregnancy and can help to prevent neural tube defects. Folic acid contributes to normal amino acid synthesis, blood formation and homocysteine metabolism. It also is required for psychological function, immune health and helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue.
  • Q: Is it ok to use Folic Acid everyday?
    A: Folic acid can be safely used on a long-term basis, when no more than 400mcg is used daily.

Lifeplan Folic Acid products

  • Folic Acid 400mcg
    These tablets contain Folic Acid, a water-soluble vitamin of the B group, which is commonly taken by pregnant women.
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  • AlzAid x 60 Tablets
    Lifeplan Alzaid provides the three B vitamins, B6, B12 and Folic Acid which all contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and normal psychological function.
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  • Vitamin B Complex Timed Release
    These tablets provide a whole range of B Complex Vitamins in a special formula to slowly release the nutrients over a period of time.
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