The B vitamin Folic Acid is an important vitamin for everyone.
Folic acid works with Vitamin B12 to form healthy red blood cells. Not having enough Folic Acid can cause you to have a type of anaemia (different from the common type which is a lack of iron).
In women's health, Folic Acid has become synonymous with conception and early pregnancy. In fact it's especially important in foetal development and governments worldwide recommend Folic Acid supplementation at 400mcg per day
Recommended by the Chief Medical Officer for women trying to conceive and pregnant
The UK Government’s Chief Medical Officer advises that all women planning a pregnancy should take a 400mcg Folic Acid supplement daily for at least one month before and up to three months after conception.
Supplemental Folic Acid intake increases maternal folate status. Low
maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural
tube defects in the developing foetus.
*Advice: If you are taking an individual Folic Acid supplement, combine it with Vitamin B12 1000mcg to prevent B12 deficiency.