Herbal Forest’s Folic Acid supplement is our way of helping your body overcome one of the most common nutritional deficiencies – the lack of Vitamin B. Choose this supplement if you want improved blood health; if you’re a woman who is pregnant or planning to be; or if you want to reduce your risk of stroke, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
Folic Acid, also called Vitamin B9, is water-soluble. That essentially means that your body can’t properly store it. Because of this, it’s important that we all get sufficient amounts of this nutrient in our daily diets.
However, most of us are not getting enough of this crucial vitamin. It is found primarily in leafy green vegetables, enriched pastas, and beans, but the average American is falling short of eating enough of those foods to get the Recommended Daily Value of Vitamin B9.
What are the benefits of Folic Acid?
For Pregnant Women:
The most widely known benefit of folic acid relates specifically to pregnant women. Folic Acid is considered a “must have” for pregnancy, as it drastically reduces the rate of birth defects, including cleft palates and neural tube defects (NTDs). It plays a key role in prenatal development.
Hypertension: A recent study, has shown that people who consume a large amount of folic acid may find their chances of developing hypertension (high blood pressure) significantly reduced. This vitamin also helps maintain healthy levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that supports a healthy heart.
Depression: Folic acid has been widely used to enhance antidepressant drugs and to help treat depression. People who are Vitamin B9 deficient have a much weaker response to antidepressant medication.
Memory: Studies show that folic acid may play a key role in preventing memory loss associated with aging, and at least one study has suggested that it could cut the risk of Alzheimer’s in half.
Cancer: The American Cancer Society linked folic acid deficiency to a higher incidence of colorectal cancer and some other types of cancer. This may be because the body uses it to make and repair DNA during cell creation.
Herbal Forest’s Folic Acid contains 800 mcg of folic acid, which is 200% of the recommended daily value. As with all of our supplements, this product is all natural and organic, as pure as it can be.
Suggested Use: 1 tablet daily preferably with meals or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Caution: Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. This product is manufactured and packaged in a facility which may also process milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and crustacean shellfish.
Information within this site is for educational purposes only. Statements about the products efficacy have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The products mentioned within are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. As always, please consult your health care practitioner for any medical advise or treatment.