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    Pregnant or planned pregnancy - with folic acid

    Box with 400 microgram tablets of Folic acid

    • Supports tissue growth during pregnancy
    • Plays a role in normal cell division
    • Supports a normal homocysteine metabolism
    • Contributes to normal psychological functioning
    • Supports a healthy immune system
    • Contributes to normal blood formation
    • Helps reduce fatigue and exhaustion
    • Manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control


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    *National variations in composition, indications and product name may apply
    1 tablet contains     % RDA *
    Folic acid 400 µg   200 %

    * RDA= Recommended Daily Allowance.

    Product Facts

    1 tablet daily for adults and children 11 years and older.
    The recommended dose should not be exceeded.
    For optimal results: Take with a meal.

    It is recommended that women who plan to become pregnant take a daily 400 microgram supplement of folic acid from the time they try to conceive until, and including, the 12th week of pregnancy.

    A healthy lifestyle and a varied diet are important for maintaining good health.

    Room temperature. Keep out of reach of children.

    Filler: Microcrystalline cellulose.
    Surface treatment agent: Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose.
    Anti-caking agent: Magnesium salts of fatty acids.
    Dye: Riboflavin.
    Vitamin source: Folic acid.

    Use by children under 1 year of age only after consultation with a physician or nurse practitioner.

    The ingredients in this product does not come from organic farming. The term "Bio" in this context refers solely to the product's bioavailability or biochemical organic nature.

    What is Bio-Folin?

    Bio-Folin is a mono-preparation consisting of yellow tablets with folic acid. Each tablet provides 400 micrograms of folic acid. The folic acid used in Bio-Folin is the most absorbable kind: Pteroyl monoglutamic acid.

    What is folic acid?

    Folic acid belongs to the group of water-soluble B vitamins. One of several older designations of folic acid, is vitamin B9. There is folic acid in our diet, but since it is a relatively fragile vitamin that is vulnerable to light, air, and heat, a lot of the folic acid in food is lost in the cooking process. Folic acid is an important factor in tissue growth in the pregnant woman and also plays a role in cell division. Folic acid is one of the coenzymes required for different cellular tasks such as making the amino acid methionine from homocysteine ​​and glycine from serine. Folic acid also participates in the metabolism of histidine, in the formation of purines and pyrimidines, and several other substances.

    Effects of folic acid:

    • Plays a role in cell division in the body
    • Contributes to normal blood formation
    • Contributes to normal homocysteine ​​metabolism and to a normal amino acid synthesis
    • Contributes to a healthy immune system
    • Supports tissues growth in pregnant women
    • Helps normal psychological functions
    • Helps reduce fatigue and exhaustion

    A couple dreaming about a babyFolic acid and pregnancy

    The Danish National Board of Health recommends for women who plan to become pregnant to take a daily supplement of at least 400 micrograms of folic acid. In order to achieve the health benefit, which is a reduced risk of neural tube defects in the fetus, the supplement must be taken one month prior to conception and up to three months into the pregnancy.

    In addition to pregnant and breastfeeding women, people who eat an unbalanced diet consisting of ready meals and heated ambient food without fresh vegetables will also benefit from folic acid supplementation.

    Good sources of folic acid

    Folate is found in a variety of foods. Good sources of the vitamin include:

    • liver
    • juice
    • beans
    • cabbage
    • spinach
    • salad

    What is homocysteine?

    Homocysteine is an amino acid that is formed in connection with normal cellular energy metabolism. High blood levels of homocysteine can be bad for your health. The body has different mechanisms for breaking down and recycling homocysteine into methioine. Both folic acid and vitamin B12 contribute to this metabolic cycle, which is a part of normal homocysteine metabolism.

    Official claims

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind folic acid and has acknowledged the following claims:

    • Women of child-bearing age can reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the developing foetus by taking a daily supplement of 400 micrograms of folic acid, starting at least one month before and up to three months after conception.
    • Contributes to normal maternal tissue growth during pregnancy
    • Contributes to normal amino acid synthesis
    • Contributes to normal blood formation
    • Contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism
    • Contributes to normal psychological functions
    • Contributes to normal functioning of the immune system
    • Contributes to the reduction of fatigue and exhaustion
    • Has a role in the process of cell division