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Folic-Acid

Folic Acid

Research suggests that folic acid, also known as vitamin B-9 or folate, is needed for the production of DNA and development of red blood cells. Studies also suggest that women, mothers to be, and mothers who are expecting should take folic acid. For mothers to be and expecting mothers, research suggests women should take folic acid to prevent birth defects one month before she gets pregnant and continue to take it while she is pregnant (Division of Birth Defects, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014).

The Role of Folic Acid

Our bodies use folic acid to produce healthy new cells. Our skin, hair, and nails need to produce new cells each day. Folic acid is not easy to get from your daily diet. Research suggests using a supplement to get the recommended 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid is important to a women’s overall health. By using Mother to Mother’s Postnatal Supplement you won’t miss out on any of the much-needed nutrients a woman’s body needs.

Supporting Research and References:

  1. Division of Birth Defects, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). CDC – Folic Acid Research – NCBDDD. Retrieved September 7, 2014, from http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/folicacid/research.html.
  2. Facts About Folic Acid (PDF)
  3. Folic Acid Q & A (PDF)