Folic Acid Supplements

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All About Folic Acid

All About Folic Acid

Folic acid, also known as folate or vitamin B9, is a vital nutrient that’s required to support a range of functions in the body. 

It is essential for the production of red blood cells and helps reduce homocysteine levels.

Additionally, folic acid helps maintain healthy levels of vitamin B9 in the body, assists neurotransmitter synthesis, amino acid metabolism and nervous system support.

 

The Benefits of Folic Acid

Folic acid provides numerous benefits for supporting our general health and wellbeing. Incorporating more folic acid into your routine may help support:

Metabolism of Amino Acids

Red Blood Cell Production

Nervous System Health

Cognitive Function

*When dietary intake is inadequate

3 Ways to Ensure You Get Enough Folic Acid

Eat IronEat Iron

Eat Folate-Rich Foods

Include plenty of folate-rich foods in your diet, such as leafy greens like spinach and kale, legumes
like lentils and beans, citrus fruits, avocado, and fortified bread and cereals.

Pair Iron with Vitamin CPair Iron with Vitamin C

Avoid Overcooking Food

Folate is sensitive to heat and can be destroyed during cooking. To preserve folate content, opt for
cooking methods like steaming or microwaving, and avoid overcooking vegetables.

Iron Supplements and Fortified FoodsIron Supplements and Fortified Foods

Take Supplement

If you have difficulty meeting your folate needs through diet, consider taking a folic acid supplement

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is folic acid, and why is it important?

    Folic acid is an essential vitamin required to support amino acid metabolism and red blood cell production. It can help reduce homocysteine levels and support nervous system health.
  • Why is folic acid important for people 45+?

    Folic acid is one key nutrient for people 45+, particularly when it comes to cognitive health. It plays a vital role in the synthesis of neurotransmitters, which are essential for nervous system health. Consuming the recommended daily allowance of folic acid can support neurotransmitter function, nervous system health and works with other key nutrients such as B12 to support cognitive health.
    In addition to its cognitive benefits, folic acid has also been linked to overall general health and wellbeing in people over 45/50yo.
  • What foods are high in folic acid?

    Foods rich in folic acid include leafy greens, legumes, citrus fruits, avocado, fortified grains, and some breakfast cereals. 
  • Can I get enough folic acid from diet alone?

    While it's possible to get enough folic acid from diet alone, some people, especially older individuals, may need supplements to help meet their needs.
  • How much folic acid do I need daily?

    The Australian recommended daily intake of folic acid is 400 micrograms for most adults.
  • Are there any side effects of taking folic acid supplements?

    Please see your Healthcare Professional should you have any mild medical conditions or take medications. Folic acid is always good to supplement with Vitamin B12.
  • Why is Folic acid important for seniors?

    Folic acid is a critical nutrient for seniors, particularly when it comes to cognitive health. It plays a vital role in the synthesis of neurotransmitters, which are essential for proper brain function.
    Consuming the recommended daily allowance of folic acid may support mental agility, cognitive function, and memory in seniors.
    In addition to its cognitive benefits, folic acid has also been linked to improvements in mood and overall well-being in seniors.