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1. how does a folic acid deficiency manifest itself?
A folic acid deficiency can be recognised by many different symptoms. These include, for example, an increased tendency to bleed, tiredness, breathing difficulties and diarrhoea. In addition, there can be inflammation of the mucous membranes and burning of the tongue. However, the symptoms are always individual depending on the person. In addition, one must always keep in mind that the deficiency can always be advanced to different degrees.
What is 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.
When is the folic acid value determined?
The folic acid value is determined for various reasons. This is done by taking a blood sample.
Reasons for a folic acid determination can be:
- Suspicion of a folic acid deficiency
- Long-term dialysis
- Therapy with certain drugs
4. folic acid / folate in the form of food supplements
If you want to increase a folate level that is too low with a food 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 has also been produced safely and is of high quality.
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 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: How does a folic acid deficiency manifest itself?
A folic acid deficiency can be recognised by various symptoms. However, these can vary greatly, which is why it is worthwhile to have your folic acid level determined by a doctor. The most common symptoms are an increased tendency to bleed, tiredness and breathing difficulties. Eating folate-rich foods is usually a good way to correct a folic acid deficiency.