- Certified vegan by the 'Vegan Society'
- The NHS states 400 micrograms of folic acid each day for pregnant or women trying to conceive
- >99.8% from sources and plant-based botanicals
- Conception and First Trimester
Folic Acid vs Folate
Folic acid is the man-made version of the vital pregnancy vitamin B9. In order for the body to utilise B9 in this form it has to first go through some changes within the body that unfortunately a large portion of the world's population are incapable of doing. (look up MTHFR) . For this reason, we recommend that any woman trying to conceive, or in the first 3 months of pregnancy, should supplement with folate (and NOT folic acid). Unfortunately, most prenatal multivitamins only come with the cheaper folic acid.
If you are looking for a full prenatal vitamin with the most bioavailable ingredients then this is the one that we at Libra Health recommend above all others: BioCare Methyl Pregnancy multinutrient.
What the NHS says about Folic acid?
Highly recommended for pregnant women and those trying to conceive. You should take a 400 micrograms folic acid tablet every day before you're pregnant and until you're 12 weeks pregnant. Folic acid can help prevent birth defects known as neural tube defects, including spina bifida. If you did not take folic acid before you conceived, you should start as soon as you find out you're pregnant.
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L-5- Methyltetrahydrofo late Calcium - 200mcg Folate Saccharomyces Yeast 1% Folic Acid - 200mcg Folic Acid