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Women Health

Pre-pregnancy folic acid

pre pregnancy

Women who plan for pregnancy are advised to take balanced diet with adequate micronutrients which includes folate, iodine, omega 3, vitamin D and iron.

New study suggests that L-Methylfolate was more effective than folic acid at increasing red blood cell folate concentrations.*

prenatal

Pregnant women are advised to take folate during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects (NTDs).*

L-Methylfolate is better choice of folate for women with history of pregnancy complications e.g preeclampsia, gestational diabetes,

hypertension in pregnancy.

Prenatal neural tube defect folic acid

Reference:

* Amanda et al. 2018.

* Perinatal Manual. 2013.

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