Pregnant or planned pregnancy - with folic acid

Box with 400 microgram tablets of Folic acid

  • Help tissue growth in the pregnant
  • Plays a role in normal cell division
  • Supports a normal homocysteine metabolism
  • Contributes to a normal psychological function
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Contributes to normal blood formation
  • Help reduce fatigue and exhaustion
  • Manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control

Bio-Folin

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1 tablet contains     % RDA *
Folic acid 400 µg   200 %

* RDA= Recommended Daily Allowance.

Product Facts

Dosage
1 tablet daily for adults and children 11 years and older.
The recommended dose should not be exceeded.

Note
For optimal use: Take with a meal.

It is recommended that women planning pregnancy take a daily supplement of 400 micrograms of folic acid from the time pregnancy is planned to and including the 12th week of pregnancy.

Storage
Dark, dry and at room temperature.
Keep out of reach of young children.

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

Ingredients
Bulking agent: microcrystalline cellulose.
Anti-caking agents: Maltodextrin, talc, and magnesium salts of fatty acids.
Glazing agent: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
Color: Riboflavin and titanium dioxide.
Vitamin Source: Folic acid

Storage
Room temperature.
Keep out of reach of children.

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 Bio-Folin provide 400 micrograms of folic acid. The folic acid used in Bio-Folin is the most absorbable kind: folate monoglutamate.

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 not tolerating light, air and heat very well, our food lose a great deal during cooking. Folic acid is an important factor in tissue growth in the pregnant woman and also plays a role in cell division process. Folic acid is part of coenzymes required for the various processes of the cells themselves, for example, the formation of the amino acids methionine from homocysteine ​​and the formation of glycine from serine. Folic acid also participates in the metabolism of histidine, in the formation of purines and pyrimidines as well as several other substances.

 
Effects of folic acid:
 

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


Folic acid and pregnancy
 

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

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

Good sources of folic acid
 

Pregnant womanFolate 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 the cell's normal metabolism. High levels of homocysteine in the blood is undesirable. Both folic acid and vitamin B12 contributes to a normal homocysteine metabolism.

Official claims

The EU Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind the product's content of folic acid and has acknowledged the following statements:

  • Women of child-bearing age can reduce their risk of developing neural tube defects in the developing foetus by a daily additional intake of at least 400 micrograms of folic acid at least a month before and up to three months after conception.
  • Contributes to the 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 function
  • Contributes to normal function of the immune system
  • Contributes to the reduction of fatigue and exhaustion
  • Has a role in the process of cell division