Nutriburst Folic Acid Gummies help the body make healthy red blood cells. Take 1 gummy a day to meet the NHS guideline dose of 400mcg during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Vegan and sugar free.
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Folic acid is found in many of the foods we eat, like spinach or broccoli. It helps fight heart disease and in producing healthy red blood cells, too.
For a mother-to-be, the NHS recommends adding 400mcg of folic acid to your wellness routine. Simply take one of these tasty chewable folic acid supplements a day until you're 12 weeks pregnant. This helps to ensure the baby grows a healthy brain, skull and spinal cord. Read More
Nutriburst Folic Acid Gummies taste of delicious cherry too, so you'll never forget to take them. And don't worry, they are sugar free and totally vegan friendly.
Why take a Folic Acid dose of 400 mcg?
During this early stage of pregnancy, it is very important to take a folic acid supplement because it can reduce the chance of certain birth defects by more than 70%. These birth defects can be quite serious. They are called neural tube defects (NTDs). This is where the spinal cord fails to close properly.
Did you know that there are 300,000 cases (according to the CDC) of neural tube defects around the world every year? And it is estimated that at least half of these cases could be prevented if the mother took folic acid during the first twelve weeks.
A common example of an NTD is one called spina bifida. It can vary in severity, but at worst your baby can be born with a sac of spinal fluid bulging from the back. It requires surgery to resolve but as mentioned, the worst case is rare. In its milder form spina bifida can lead to the following complications for your baby, including:
- Problems with movement
- Bowel problems
- Bladder problems
- Potentially learning difficulties
This is why it is highly recommended by doctors to take 400 mcg of folic acid every day during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. However, what is often overlooked is that it’s also important to take folic acid while you are trying to conceive. This is because you may not discover you have conceived until a few weeks into this important 12 week period. This way you can build up the folic acid in your body ahead of becoming pregnant.
What are the benefits of taking folic acid gummies?
Folic acid is otherwise known as Vitamin B9. The body takes this important vitamin and converts it into folate. It has a large number of functions in the body. Many have already been covered when it comes to pregnancy. However, more generally, people take folic acid for its other more general benefits.
It may contribute to the following health benefits:
- Reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke
- Cuts the chance of certain cancers
- Helps the body’s red blood cells to mature and become functional
- The body also needs folic acid to produce folate, which we need to make DNA
- It helps cells divide and grow, which is helpful for hair, skin and nails
Does taking folic acid help get you pregnant?
It is a common misconception that taking a folic acid supplement will boost the chances of becoming pregnant. Women take it to reduce the chances of birth defects when you do get pregnant. Folic acid alone doesn’t help you to conceive.
How long does folic acid take to work?
It can take as little as 24 hours for the body to benefit from taking folic acid. However, if you are taking it because you have folate deficiency, you should keep taking the supplement for four months.
When should you stop taking folic acid?
Depending on where you are during your pregnancy, it varies how much folic acid you should take:
- During the first trimester it’s important to take 400 mcg of folic acid every day
- For the second and third trimester, some sources recommend increasing the dose to 600 mcg
- Then, when breastfeeding it’s still important to keep up with your folic acid at 500 mcg per day
It is generally safe to stop taking folic acid gummies after 6 months of breastfeeding. Read Less
|| Per 1 Gummy
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|| 400 μg
- Nutriburst recommends enjoying 1-2 gummies per day
- Take 1 gummy per day for 400mcg, the NHS recommended dose up to 12 weeks pregnancy
- Warning: Excessive consumption can cause laxative effects
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