Should folic acid be taken before pregnancy?

Einnahme von Folat in der Schwangerschaft

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1. should folic acid be taken before pregnancy?

A good supply of folic acid is essential for pregnant women. Folic acid is important for the division and formation of new cells. The need for folic acid increases greatly during pregnancy. Women who wish to have a child should start taking folic acid in the form of dietary supplements and eat foods containing folate as early as four weeks before conception. The intake should be continued in any case until the end of the first trimester. Any changes should always be discussed with your gynaecologist.

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. The 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 occur?

A folic acid deficiency can be caused by various factors:

  • through an incorrect or inadequate diet
  • alcoholism
  • impaired absorption in the gastrointestinal tract
  • chronic intestinal diseases
  • taking certain medicines
  • increased need during pregnancy or breastfeeding

4. folic acid in the form of food supplements

If you want to increase a folic acid level that is too low with a food supplement, you should definitely pay attention to the form of the active ingredient and its origin. Folic acid capsules are particularly suitable for increasing folic acid 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 has also been produced safely and is of high quality.

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5. conclusion: Should folic acid be taken before pregnancy?

Folic acid should be taken before pregnancy. It is best to start taking it when you are planning to have a baby. When it comes to supplementation, you can choose between folic acid capsules and tablets. Both forms are easy to use and enter the circulation quickly.


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