Viridian ORGANIC Folic Acid 400ug

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Viridian ORGANIC Folic Acid 400ug

Vegan, Organic, Veg Caps

Organic Folic Acid Veg Caps from Viridian Nutrition is a simple formulation offering an extract of lemons standardised to guarantee a fixed amount of folic acid in every capsule. 385 lemons are used to produce one kilogram of the lemon extract providing the folic acid. Folic acid (folate) contributes to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue, the normal function of the immune system, normal psychological function, and the processes of normal homocysteine metabolism, amino acid synthesis, cell division and blood formation. Supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus.

The beneficial effect is obtained with a supplemental folic acid daily intake of 400mg for at least one month before and up to three months after conception.
The lemons are grown on organic farms ensuring that the fruit is uncontaminated with pesticides or other chemical sprays. The organic status is fully certified from the seed to the final ingredient by the Soil Association, the world’s gold standard of organic certification. The accuracy of the folic acid content is meticulously checked in analytical and microbiological laboratories ensuring its safety and reliability for use in food supplements.

Directions: As a food supplement, take one to three capsules daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.

 

One capsule provides:

Ingredient Weight %EC NRV
Organic Lemon Extract (Orgen FA

™)

providing natural folic acid 400ug 200
In a base of organic alfalfa

 

 

Dosage

400-800ug daily. Folic acid is well tolerated and can be used at high doses, however it may cause increasedflatulence, nausea and loss of appetite.

Potential applications

The main applications of folic acid are prevention of neural tube defects, atherosclerosis (reduces elevated homocysteine levels), osteoporosis, and cervical dysplasia. Other applications include depression, anemia, crohn’s disease, fatigue, restless leg syndrome, epilepsy, fatigue, and infertility.

 

Known Contraindications

High doses of folic acid should be used with caution in epileptics as it may increase the risk of seizures. Those with allergy or intolerance to citrus fruits including lemons should not use, or use with caution.

Interactions

Folic acid works together with vitamin B12, B12, SAM, and choline.

Various drugs may interfere with the absorption of folic acid, these include oral contraceptives, anticonvulsants, alcohol, various chemotherapy drugs, sulfasalazine, and barbiturates.

 

Useful Links

Prenatal nutrition – Pregnancy Complex and Pregnancy omega oil

Depression – B complex, EFAs, Rhodiola, zinc complex

Osteoporosis – Calcium/Magnesium and Boron powder, B complex, EFAs

Cardiovascular health – Flax seed oil, grape seed/pycnogenol, hawthorn berry, multi-vitamin/mineral, antioxidant formula