Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) Powder
What is Folic Acid?
Folic Acid is a form of Folate (Vitamin B9) that absorbs through the kidneys & liver rather than through the digestive system. This allows the Folate to absorb more slowly. Vitamin B9 is an essential vitamin that the human body cannot produce on its own. The FDA requires certain foods, such as bread, crackers, and cereal, to be fortified with Folic Acid.
Folic Acid plays many important roles in the human body and is an important part of prenatal supplements. Folic Acid also helps support cardiovascular health and may even help maintain healthy mood, help with anxiety, and support brain function.
- Supports healthy mood
- May help with anxiety
- Promotes healthy brain function
- Works to maintain cardiovascular health
- Contributes to overall health & wellness
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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 microgram 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.
CONCENTRATION OF FOLIC ACID
This supplement contains no additives of any kind and is completely pure.
FOLIC ACID SIDE EFFECTS
Side effects will 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.