Folic Acid

Folic Acid

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Beeline Folic Acid Tablets 400mcg tablet.

Heart disease. Until relatively recently it was thought that Folic acid played a role in the prevention of a particular type of anaemia (blood disorder). However recent research has discovered that Folic acid plays a vital role in the prevention of a very common and a very serious birth defect. Other unconnected research has found that Folic acid may play an important role in the prevention of heart disease.

Homocysteine, a blood protein largely ignored until relatively recently, levels in the blood that are higher than normalise a risk factor in most forms of atherosclerosis (heart disease). A study published in May 1966 in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that people who suffered heart attacks had lower levels of both dietary and plasma folic acid. The risk for stroke is even greater. Further research is supporting the view that folic acid supplementation may help reduce the risk caused by elevated levels of homocysteine.

Birth Defects Many Health Authorities now recommend that women planning a pregnancy to take a daily  400 microgram Folic acid supplement from prior to conception to at least until the 12th week of pregnancy. Considerable research has proved that Folic acid helps prevent women giving birth to babies with neural tube defects such as spina bifida

Many pregnancies are unplanned; many Governments recommend all women of childbearing age should take folic acid daily.

Studies have shown that daily supplementation with folic acid significantly reduces the risk of first occurrence neural tube defects such as spina bifida (Lancet Vol 338 20/7/91). Beeline Folic Acid should be taken daily at least 14 weeks before becoming pregnant and continued into the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Beeline Folic Acid comes in a handy 90 tablet packs of 400mcg tablets- the recommended daily dosage.

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Ingredients

Bulking Agents: Cellulose, Corn Starch, Sorbitols

Anti-Caking Agents: Polyethyleneglycol, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Magnesium Salts of Fatty Acids

Folic Acid

Product may contain Lactose (from Milk)

Nutrition          Per Tablet     % NRV*

Folic Acid         400mcg         200%

*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value        

Suggested Daily Usage

Take one tablet daily with water.