Numark Folic Acid
Size: 90 tablets
Folic acid is formed from glutamic acid (an amino acid), para-aminobenzoic acid and another group of organic substances. First isolated from green leaves and identified in 1945, it is synthesized by intestinal bacteria and is involved in cell division in both plants and animals.
The metabolism of folic acid is closely linked with that of vitamin B-12. A supplement of 400 µg folic acid daily is advised for all women planning a pregnancy, up to the 12th week of pregnancy. Folic acid is involved in the development of the baby's neural tube, an invaluable part of the nervous system. This supplement is often administered by practitioners to premature infants.
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