Folic Acid (800 mcg)

by Vitabase

  • Essential for women who are or desire to become pregnant to avoid neural tube defects
  • Necessary for brain health
  • Supports mental and emotional health
  • Part of the B-complex of vitamins

Folic acid (vitamin B9) is a water-soluble vitamin from the B-complex of vitamins and is the most common deficiency amongst the B-complex. Because it is water-soluble, the body cannot store it but instead excretes any excess from the body.  That makes sufficient daily intake necessary.

In the body, folic acid plays several important roles. Along with vitamin B12, folic acid works to regulate the formation of red blood cells and to help iron function properly in the body. Folic acid works with vitamin C and B12 to metabolize protein. It is also important for its use in the formation of the nucleic acid of DNA and RNA. Folic Acid is vital for women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. Research has shown that Folic Acid plays an important role in the development of the fetus and in the prevention of several different birth defects, including cleft lip and palate but most notably neural tube defects (NTDs). When taken from one year to one month before conception until four months into the pregnancy, one study showed that folic acid reduced the occurrence of NTDs by 50-70%.  Further study is necessary to support this finding. Folic acid along with vitamins B6 and B12 helps break down homocysteine, an amino acid. Elevated levels of homocysteine have been associated as a risk factor for strokes, heart disease and osteoporosis.

Label Information and Ingredients

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) tablet daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.

Supplemental Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablet(s)

IngredientsPer Serving% DV
Folic Acid 800 mcg   200%
Vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin)25 mcg   417%

Notes: FOLIC ACID 800 mcg (With 25 mcg Vitamin B-12 Per Tablet).

Other Ingredients: May contain one or more of the following; magnesium stearate, cellulose, vegetable stearin, dicalcium phosphate and silica.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children.