Appeton Essentials Folic Acid
Aids the healthy development of the unborn child from the moment of conception
Folic acid, a B vitamin, is lost during home food preparation and processing
Prevent Neural tube defects (NTD)
Appeton Essentials Folic Acid aids the healthy development of the unborn child from the moment of conception.
Folic acid or folate is a B vitamin. Normally 50-95% of folate in food is lost during home food preparation and food processing. The bioavailability of folate in a typical diet is about 50% of folic acid.
US Food and Nutrition Board recommends that women planning for pregnancy should consume extra 400mcg folic acid daily. This is to prevent Neural tube defects (NTD). NTD as brain defects normally occur 3 to 4 weeks after conception which is before you know that you are pregnant. Women planning for pregnancy should commence taking 400mcg folic acid 3 months prior to conception.
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