Folic Acid is the most common form of folate supplement. However, increasing evidence suggests that reduced folate (methyl folate) is a better option. This is a result of the inability of up to 67% of the world’s population* to be able to effectively convert Folic Acid from food or supplements into a form that is usable in the body.
New Active Folic delivers x3 greater absorption than standard Folic Acid.
Active Folic contains the patented Quatrefolic® as a source of reduced folate, the nutritionally active form of folate required for optimum absorption.
The Benefits Of Folic Acid Supplementation For Women
Folate is a B Vitamin (B9) that helps your body make red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all parts of your body. If you don’t have enough folate, your body can’t bring enough oxygen to all your tissues and organs. Without enough oxygen, your body can’t work as well.
Women with periods replace red blood cells more often than other groups due to blood loss in menstruation.
Amongst women who experience heavier periods, adequate daily folate intake as well as daily iron intake is important. This may be difficult to achieve with diet alone.
Folate cannot be stored in the body and is required in your daily diet.
Folate supports normal function of the immune system, normal blood function and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Supplementing With Folic Acid Before Pregnancy
Studies have found that low dietary intake of folate increases the risk of delivering a child with neural tube defects (NTD).
Preconception and the first period after conception are particularly important for folate supplementation. All adults need 200 micrograms per day, however women are recommended to supplement with 400mcg per day for at least 1 month, prior to conception. Supplementation for 3 months prior to conception considered optimal.
Active Folic Ingredient List
Maltodextrin, stearate acid, anticaking agent (silicon dioxide & magnesium stearate). 5 methyltetrahydrofolate. glucosamine salt, capsule shell (hypromellose), capsule colourant (purple carrot vegetable.)