Is folic acid a vitamin?

Ist Folsäure ein Vitamin?

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1. is folic acid a vitamin?

The term folic acid refers to the synthetic term of the vitamin. These are contained, for example, in vitamin preparations or other dietary supplements. In this context, folic acid belongs to the B vitamins and is also referred to as vitamin B9.

2 The daily requirement of folic acid

The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends a daily intake of 400 micrograms of folic acid for an adult. People who consume larger amounts of alcohol have a higher requirement for folic acid. For women who wish to have children, nursing mothers or pregnant women, the recommended intake of folic acid is 800 micrograms per day. Dosage and daily requirement may vary in certain life situations such as pregnancy and breastfeeding or during heavy physical exertion.

3. how does a folic acid deficiency manifest itself?

  • Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Paleness
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • impairment of the sense of taste
  • Weight loss
  • Depression

4. folic acid in the form of food supplements

If you want to increase a folate level that is too low with a dietary supplement, you should definitely pay attention to the form of the active ingredient and its origin. Folate capsules are particularly suitable for increasing folate levels. They are very well tolerated and are utilized by the body to a high degree. The preparation should also not contain any chemical additives. If you buy a preparation from Germany, you can be sure that the product was produced safely and is of high quality.

Folsäure Kapseln von Vitamineule

Our recommendation:
Vitamineule® Folic acid capsules

In our online shop you will find our folic acid capsules from Vitamineule®, which are completely free of artificial additives. Vitamineule® folic acid capsules contain 400 µg of pure folate per capsule. Each tin contains 90 capsules. In addition to fast & free shipping, we offer a voluntary six-month return guarantee on all products.

5. conclusion: Is folic acid a vitamin?

Folic acid refers to the synthetic form of folic acid. Vitamin B9 is a vital vitamin that the human body cannot produce itself. For this reason, folic acid must be consumed daily through a healthy and balanced diet. In case of a deficiency, the supplementation of folic acid in the form of food supplements helps. You can choose between folic acid capsules and folic acid tablets. Both forms are easy to use and enter the circulation quickly.

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