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Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) Powder
Folic Acid is part of the Vitamin B chain and is sometimes more commonly known as Vitamin B9, folacin, folate, or pteroylglutamic acid. It is derived from all natural sources and is totally water soluble. Folic Acid is helpful in maintaining healthy nervous, immune and digestive systems.
Due to the importance of Folic Acid, the FDA actually requires foods such as bread, corn meal, rice, pasta, noodles and other grainy foods to be fortified with certain concentrations of Folic Acid. When Folic Acid is being consumed, it is best taken in tandem with Vitamin B12 or Vitamin C in order to facilitate more effective break down and creation of new proteins for later use.
Serving Size & Timing
This supplement contains pure, concentrated Folic Acid. It is recommended that individuals take no more than 500 to 1000 micrograms daily. 1000 mcg should not be exceeded under any circumstances. Pregnant women are recommended to take 300 to 400 mcg per day. Since individual needs will vary, it is important to consult a physician prior to supplementation. An accurate milligram scale is required to measure out this supplement.
It should be noted that the body's absorption rates of Vitamin B12 can be inhibited or slowed by consumption of Folic Acid; because it has the capability of masking possible symptoms of deficiency, it is best to take Vitamin B12 supplements along with Folic Acid supplements.
INGREDIENTS & FURTHER INFORMATION
CONCENTRATION OF FOLIC ACID
This supplement contains no additives of any kind and is completely pure.
FOLIC ACID SIDE EFFECTS
Few people report side effects experienced from consumption of Folic Acid. However, mild side effects still do occur when overdosing on Folic Acid. These side effects include nausea, abdominal issues, a lingering bitter taste in mouth, insomnia and decreased appetite. Those prone to epilepsy should specifically stick within the prescribed or recommended amount so as not to exacerbate their condition. In addition, taking more than the recommended amount of Folic Acid can result in low levels of Vitamin B12.
Additional considerations should be taken for anyone who takes oral contraceptives regularly, as these types of medications can cause a reduction in the body’s ability to absorb Folic Acid correctly.
Anyone that is pregnant or nursing should still consult a doctor before use to obtain information on adequate serving sizes, especially those that have health conditions or suffer from other problems.