Folic Acid helps prevent neural tube defects when taken prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy. Also, it supports cardiovascular health by reducing homocysteine levels.
Jamieson's Folic Acid is made into a "dry-tablet compression" form, important in ensuring that the folic acid is never denatured by alternative processing techniques that require alcohol, chemical solvents and high temperatures. This is important because folic acid is a nutrient especially prone to reduction in potency under these adverse conditions.
Serving Size: 1 tablet
Quantity: 100 tablets
Folate (Folic Acid) 1,000 mcg/1 mg.
Excipients: Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Modified Cellulose Gum, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Silica.
Drug Interactions: Anti-psoriatic drugs may interfere with therapy for individuals with cancer.
Nutrient Depletions: The following drugs may deplete folic acid: Anti-acne drugs, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors/anti-cholesterol drugs, anti-gout drugs, antipyretic drugs, antituberculosis drugs, anti-ulcer drugs, biguanides (oral antidiabetic drugs), bowel anti-inflammatory drugs, disease-modifying antiheumatic drugs (DMARDs — for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis), oral contraceptives, salicylates, sulfonamides (anti-infectives) and tetracyclines (anti-infectives).
Supportive Interactions: Take folic acid with Vitamin B12 to prevent megaloblastic anemia. Folic acid is supportive for individuals taking antidepresssant drugs, anti-psoriatic drugs (for people with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis) and oral contraceptives.
Warnings and Precautions: Folic acid therapy can mask a Vitamin B12 deficiency. Consult a healthcare practitioner for your Vitamin B12 needs.
Toxicity, Adverse Reactions and Side Effects: Do not exceed recommended dosage. Very large doses can be harmful for individuals with hormone-related cancers (i.e. breast or prostate cancer), and may cause seizures in individuals with epilepsy.
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