Folic Acid and Iron (90 Capsules)
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Iron is an essential component of many proteins and enzymes in our body. But its most important and well known role is in transportation of oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Therefore, deficiency of Iron leads to the most common form of anaemia.
Pregnant women need it more due to their higher demand of oxygen. People following a vegetarian diet also tend to require more Iron per day as Iron from plants is absorbed less efficiently than from animal sources. This means it becomes necessary for them to have a higher intake through diet or with the help of supplements.
Folic acid is a form of Vitamin B that is water soluble. This means that it very easily gets removed from the body on a daily basis. Therefore, it is very important to ensure that we regularly consume the daily required quantity of folic acid to make up for the loss.
Folic acid is essential in a variety of reactions critical to the metabolism of nucleic acids and amino acids. It is essential in the synthesis of DNA.
Due to its role in the synthesis of DNA and nucleic acids, folic acid is essential in situations where there is increased rate of cell division. This is why consuming folic acid can play a role in prenatal development and can also reduce the risk of birth defects. In adults, folate deficiency at the rapidly dividing cells of the bone marrow can lead to blood cell division becoming abnormal which means fewer but larger red blood cells are generated. This is a form of anemia that causes fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath.
Deficiency of folic acid can also lead to increased build up of homocysteine which maybe a risk factor for heart disease and other chronic diseases.
It is important to note that this product should not be taken with any form of calcium supplement or multivitamin containing calcium as Iron affects the absorption of calcium from supplements. It is advisable to take them at separate times of the day.
This product has been manufactured at a well equipped FSSAI and ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing plant which ensures you get a high quality and efficacious product that you can use to tackle your deficiency of Iron and Folic acid.