Folic Acid - indispensable not just during pregnancy

Folic acid, also known as folate (Vitamin B9), is a vitamin from the B vitamin group. Since folate is essential (necessary for survival) to human health, cannot be produced by our body on its own and can only be stored in limited quantities, the vitamin must be consumed regularly through food intake. Regular folate supply results in tangible benefits on our health and well-being.

It is especially during pregnancy that a sufficient folate level is crucial for the mother-to-be. Folate contributes to the growth of maternal tissue during pregnancy and reduces the unborn child’s risk of abnormalities such as neural tube defects. Folic acid should ideally be consumed as soon as there is a desire to have a child.

Folate, however, is key to health in any stage of life: The vitamin plays a role in our immune system, psyche as well as blood formation. Folate contributes to the reduction of tiredness and performs a key function in cell division. In addition to that, the vitamin also contributes to the maintenance of normal homocysteine levels in the blood, which is important for our cardiovascular system. In that way, folic acid has a positive impact on our arteries and blood vessels as well.

Our vegan Natural Fol Capsules contain natural folate that is 100 percent plant-based. Unadulterated lemon skin extract provides 500 µg of folic acid per cellulose capsule. In contrast with synthetically sourced folic acid supplements, Natural Fol is especially easily digestible. Furthermore, the folic acid is absorbed better by the body, since it comes in the same form in which it appears in foods rather than when it is made in a laboratory. Naturally, our capsules are free from any artificial additives.