Folic Acid

Quick Overview

Folic Acid's importance to health is only now being fully revealed.  Folic Acid contributes to normal:

  • maternal tissue growth during pregnancy
  • amino acid synthesis
  • blood formation
  • homocysteine metabolism
  • psychological function
  • function of the immune system
  • reduction of tiredness and fatigue


Folic Acid

Article: 11277
Size: 100 veg. Capsules

Ingredients (per Capsule):

572 mcg Folic Acid, rice flour, veg. cellulose capsule


Folic Acid is also called Folacin, Folate, Pteroylglutamic acid or Vitamin B9.

Pregnancy and Folic Acid
Many women planning to become pregnant, choose to take folic acid supplements and continue taking them for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Insufficient folic acid may increase the risk of spinal cord defects such as spina bifida.

Alzheimer's and Folic Acid
If you wish to learn about the possible relationship between folic acid levels and Alzheimer's, please use Google scholar to search for "folic acid alzheimer's research".
One article discussing a recent study, may be read on the BBC website here: (opens in a separate window).
The study is published in Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.

Dr Susanne Sorensen, head of research at the UK's Alzheimer's Society, said: "This study adds further weight to evidence that folates reduce the risk of people developing Alzheimer's disease.  She added: "Whereas the evidence for the benefit of other vitamins in changing the prospects for somebody at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease is not consistent; the evidence supporting folate intake is very convincing."

Please also Google the following terms for Folic Acid Research:

folic acid cell health research (opens in a separate window)

folic acid homocysteine research (opens in a separate window)

folic acid mental health research (opens in a separate window)

folic acid birth defects research (opens in a separate window)


Adults and Children over the age of 12 take 1 capsule daily, or as recommended by your health care practitioner.

Folic Acid

Folic Acid

100 veg. Capsules
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