Solgar® Folate (as Metafolin®), the body ready form of Folic Acid, is a B Vitamin and contributes to several processes within the body, with the most well-known one its support of maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. Folic acid is a supplement which is advised to take by pregnant women and those trying to conceive. It can be found in different foods, such as dark green leafy vegetables, but to make sure you reach the adequate level of intake, especially before and after conception, taking a supplement is highly recommended. Low folic acid levels have been proven a risk factor in the development of neural defects in the developing foetus.
Solgar® Prenatal Nutrients is a proprietary formula that provides 100% Daily Value of most of the essential vitamins and minerals for pregnant and lactating women. Nutritional requirements significantly change during this time, and diet alone may not always be enough to meet those needed levels. This supplement provides a balanced combination of nutrients such as Calcium, Iron, Folic Acid and antioxidants and Beta-Carotene, Vitamins C and E. Pregnant women have increased iron requirements. Adequate folate in healthful diets may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect.