- Helps to reduce the risk of neural tube defects during fetal development
- Helps to form red blood cells
- Helps to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins
- Helps to prevent folate and vitamin B12 deficiency
A great number of natural processes are assisted by folic acid. The human body cannot generate folic acid on its own, which is why it must be supplied to meet the daily recommended requirements. Folic acid helps to form red blood cells, and metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Why take folic acid during pregnancy?
Folic acid is vital to the normal growth of the baby's spine, brain and skull during pregnancy. Taking a daily vitamin supplement that has folic acid can reduce the risk of the baby having a neural tube defect. The benefits of taking folic acid to reduce the risk of neural tube defect are highest in the very early weeks of pregnancy. At this stage, most women do not know they are pregnant. For this reason, taking folic acid before becoming pregnant and in the early weeks of pregnancy is very important. If you are planning to become pregnant, take the supplement for at least three months before pregnancy.
The neural tube is the part of the developing baby that becomes the brain and spinal cord. neural tube defects occur when the neural tube does not fully close during the early weeks of pregnancy.
This results in spine, brain and skull defects that can lead to stillbirth or lifelong disability. Spina bifida (when the spine does not close) and anencephaly (when part of the brain and skull are missing) are the most common neural tube defects.
Folic acid deficiency can result in many health problems. Symptoms of deficiency include nerve damage, confusion, forgetfulness, irritability, behavioral disorders, or other cognitive deficits, and even various pregnancy complications. By taking a Folic Acid tablet once a day, you can meet your dietary requirements for this important vitamin.
Why choose BILL®?
Our Folic Acid Tablets also provides vitamin B12 to ensure you get the maximum amount of folate per day to maintain a healthy body while experiencing pregnancy. Addition of vitamin B12 ensures there is a healthy supply of vitamin B12 for effective utilization of folic acid.