Folic acid, also called vitamin B9, must absolutely be included in the diet of pregnant women, but also in that of women who wish to have a child. This vitamin participates in the formation of new tissues, blood cells, brain and nervous system. Above all, it allows the neural tube of the fetus to close properly during the first 4 weeks of pregnancy. It is for this reason that it is important to take folic acid at least one month before the conception of the child. This allows the body to stock up and therefore be ready for the conception of the baby. A bad closure of the neural tube has very serious consequences such as physical handicaps or severe mental deficiencies. Spinabifida, which is one of the consequences of a malformation of the neural tube, affects one in a thousand children. However, taking folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defects by 50%.
Unfortunately, folic acid can only be consumed via a supplement. In food, there is only one derivative of vitamin B9, folate. It is found in dark green vegetables, legumes, orange fruits and sunflower seeds. Even if these foods are important in the diet of pregnant women, they do not completely meet the need for folic acid. It is therefore strongly advised to take a supplement like Vinalac which has selected the best folic acid on the market:
Indeed, Quatrefolic® guarantees optimal bioassimilation thanks to its active form.
Quatrefolic® responds to all the concerns of consumers and doctors regarding the potentially harmful effects of the administration of folic acid (pregnancy, infants, homocysteine, etc.). As Quatrefolic® supplies the reduced metabolic form of folate used and stored in the human body, (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, it does not contribute to the potential accumulation of UMFA in the blood, which has no biological function. and whose effects are not yet known, also due to the potential uncontrolled intake of folic acid through food.
Our supplements for pregnant or pregnant women all contain Quatrefolic® . They allow the pregnant woman to meet her needs in folic acid and with the best it is!