Since the release of our newest vitamin supplement, Go Healthy Natural's 'Fruits & Greens' Liquid Multivitamin with Minerals, many of our customers are asking us which form of folic acid our formula contains. Another great question from our Go Healthy Natural community!
Folate (vitamin B9) is the generic term for both naturally occurring Food Folate and folic acid, the fully oxidized monoglutamate form of the vitamin that is used in most dietary supplements. Folic acid is the man-made version. Whereas, Food Folate is the natural version found in foods.
Our Fruits & Greens Liquid Multivitamin is one of the few multivitamin formulas which contain the naturally occurring Food Folate. Our Fruit and Plant Based Multivitamin's Folate is handcrafted using 100% Certified Organic Citrus Lemon extract peel.
Why do we need to supplement our daily diet with natural Folate (vitamin B9)?
Folate is an important B vitamin which supports cell growth and metabolism. Studies show that many people in the US don't get enough folic acid,
Many doctors recommend that any woman of childbearing age take either a multivitamin or a folic acid supplement. Folic acid can protect against birth defects that may form before a woman knows she is pregnant. Folic acid may reduce the risk for birth defects of a baby’s brain and spine by 50% to 70%.
Folic acid is used to treat deficiencies, which can cause certain types of anemia and other problems. Folic acid is also used to reduce the toxicity of the drug Methotrexate in psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis patients. Folate deficiencies are more common in people who have digestive problems, kidney or liver disease, or who may abuse alcohol.
How much folic acid should you take?
The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for adults and children 12 years and older is 400 micrograms/day.
What's Important To You and Your Health?
So, if it is essential to you that the ingredients are from natural fruit and plant-based sources and not made in a laboratory, then maybe Go Healthy Natural Liquid Multivitamin is the choice for you.
Make sure you're ingesting a natural fruit and plant based liquid multivitamin fortified with whole foods and not synthetic stuff.