Quest BioFolic is a dietary supplement that offers folic acid directly to its active form of L-methylfolate (L-methylfolate). L-methylfolate can be used directly by the body without having to be converted into another form.
Folic acid is necessary before conception and during pregnancy for the growth of the maternal tissues and the smooth development of the fetus. With the daily supplementation of 400 μg of folic acid, its levels increase in pregnancy, thus avoiding the low levels that are a risk factor for damage to the developing fetus nervous tube. In addition, it plays a role in cell division, contributes to normal haematopoiesis and to maintaining normal homocysteine. *
* The above are official health claims from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) 432/2012.
Taking 400mg of supplemental folic acid is recommended for all pregnant women and women trying to conceive to ensure that they take all the folic acid they need.
BioFolic is ideal for every woman. Women who can not metabolise the simple form of folic acid due to a mutation in the MTHFR gene can also use BioFolic as it provides them with direct active folate that does not need to metabolize it.