Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) Powder
Health Benefits Provided by Folic Acid
Folic Acid also facilitates the conversion of S-Adenosylmethionine into Glutathione, which helps in the detoxification of the liver. Due to the importance of Folic Acid, the FDA actually requires foods such as bread, cornmeal, 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 breakdown and creation of new proteins for later use.
Taking Folic Acid before and during pregnancy is highly recommended and very important to have a healthy child. Not only do doctors prescribe Folic Acid supplements routinely for pregnant women, but they also recommend eating foods high in Folic Acid content. Anyone that is deficient in Folic Acid will eventually experience health problems as a result.
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.
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 the 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.