Also known as vitamin B9, folic acid or folate, folacin is one of the B vitamins essential to the formation of red blood cells. Folacin is also necessary for the production of nucleic acids in the synthesis of DNA and RNA. Folate helps regulate the embryonic and fetal development of nerve cells. Therefore, it is vital for normal growth and development. Taken regularly, VitaMist Folacin can increase energy and enhance wellbeing.
A Healthy Start for Unborn Babies
Your baby's health not only depends on what you eat or don't eat during your pregnancy, but it also depends on eating nutritious foods before you become pregnant.
If you're thinking about becoming pregnant, make sure you're getting enough folic acid in your diet. Folic acid is an essential nutrient that may help prevent common birth defects*. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about folic acid.
"What is folacin?"
It's a B vitamin that can help prevent neural tube defects in the fetus when taken before and during pregnancy.
"What are neural tube defects?"
Neural tube defects are common birth defects, which include:
Fact: In the U.S. alone, approximately 2,500 newborns each year have a neural tube defect. About half these cases are considered related to inadequate folic acid intake by the mother.
"Why should I take folacin before I become pregnant?"
Taking folic acid before you're pregnant is essential in reducing the risk of birth defects. It's important to absorb folic acid in your blood so that when you do become pregnant, your baby will have a healthy start. Since neural tube defects develop 18 to 30 days after conception - often before you even know you're pregnant - taking folic acid is important both before conception and throughout your pregnancy.
"How can I get folacin in my diet?"
You can get adequate levels of folic acid by eating the following foods:
In addition, women can get this essential vitamin by taking dietary supplements containing folic acid. See your doctor or healthcare provider for advice.
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