Active Folic provides Folic Acid in its natural folate form to support greater absorption.
400µg of Folic Acid is recommended one month prior to conception and for the first 12 weeks to increase maternal folate status. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects (NTD) in the developing foetus.
Folic Acid is the most common form of folate supplement. However, increasing evidence suggests that reduced folate (methyl folate) is a better option. This is a result of the inability of up to 67% of the world’s population* to be able to effectively convert Folic Acid from food or supplements into a form that is usable in the body.
New Active Folic delivers x3 greater absorption than standard Folic Acid.
Active Folic contains the patented Quatrefolic as a source of reduced folate, the nutritionally active form of folate required for optimum absorption.
Folate is a B Vitamin (B9) that helps your body make red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all parts of your body. If you don’t have enough folate, your body can’t bring enough oxygen to all your tissues and organs. Without enough oxygen, your body can’t work as well.
Women with periods replace red blood cells more often than other groups due to blood loss in menstruation.
Amongst women who experience heavier periods, adequate daily folate intake as well as daily iron intake is important. This may be difficult to achieve with diet alone.
Folate cannot be stored in the body and is required in your daily diet.
Folate supports normal function of the Immune Support, normal blood function and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
In addition to the recommendation of daily supplementation of Folic Acid pre-pregnancy, it is recommended that women continue to supplement at 400mcg per day for the first 3 months of pregnancy.
In the very first weeks of pregnancy, the neural tube closes and fuses. The neural tube later becomes the baby’s brain and spinal cord. Taking extra folic acid (folate) daily is needed to support his as it helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTD).
Spina bifida is the most common NTD, the spinal cord and surrounding bones (vertebrae) do not develop correctly and a gap or split occurs in the spine.