What is folic acid?
Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin B9 that is vital for the body, preventing cell damage and reducing the risk of anaemia.
What do we need folic acid for?
Folic acid is needed by everyone – from the time we are babies until we are very old. However, the need for folic acid increases during pregnancy because folic acid is involved in the process of building new healthy cells. Increased folic acid needs may also be due to a disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis) and the medicines we take. Folic acid is responsible for the proper functioning of a number of important functions in the body. Among other things, folic acid is necessary for:
- normal functioning of the nervous system;
- stimulating the functioning of the liver;
- regular metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates;
- the formation of red blood cells;
- stabilising blood cholesterol levels;
- normal metabolism of homocysteine;
- production of healthy cells;
- prevention of atherosclerosis.
How to recognise folic acid deficiency in the body?
Folic acid deficiency can be signalled in several ways. Deficiency can be indicated by:
- tiredness and fatigue;
- neurological disorders;
- tinnitus, or ‘ringing in the ears’;
- pale skin;
- numbness of the hands and feet;
- depression and mood disorders.
How to prevent folic acid deficiency?
In order to prevent folic acid deficiency, it is advisable to regularly consume plenty of folic acid-rich foods and, if necessary, take a good quality folic acid supplement. Legumes, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, beetroot, peppers, strawberries, as well as animal products such as cooked liver and eggs, are considered to be the best natural sources of folic acid. However, if the body’s need for folic acid is increased (for example during pregnancy) or if there is a folic acid deficiency, it is important to fortify the body with a folic acid supplement if possible.
How to take Epigenetics liquid folic acid?
According to the manufacturer’s recommendations, the daily dose for adults is 2 drops of folic acid with water or juice at breakfast. It is important to remember, however, that supplementation is not a substitute for a healthy and varied diet, but can provide important additional support to the body. If you are taking a prescription medicine at the same time, consult your doctor first as folic acid can in some cases interfere with the effects of certain prescription medicines.
How do I store the product correctly?
It is best to store folic acid in a dry, cool place out of the reach of children and to use within 6 months of first opening.