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Folic acid Supplement Benefits and Dosage

How does eating spinach help to combat tiredness? The answer lies in folic acid.

Sophie Medlin
Sophie Medlin
Head of Nutritional Research
October 31, 2019
2 min read

Folic acid functions

Folic acid helps with the following functions:

  • DNA synthesis

  • Energy

  • Red blood cell health

Folic acid dosage

The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) recommends 200mcg per day of folic acid. Heights Smart Supplement contains 500mcg (equal to 2 cups of boiled spinach or a whole 3lb crab*) so 250% of your daily needs.

* (plant sources are much better than meat for folic acid)

Folic acid and brain function

Folate helps to lower homocysteine levels, which is important as high levels have been linked to dementia and Alzheimerā€™s. It also contributes to normal psychological function and helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue.

Folic acid benefits

  • Helps reduce tiredness and fatigue

  • Essential for healthy red blood cells

  • Protects unborn babies from birth defects

  • Contributes to normal psychological functions

Plays well with

Folic acid, iron and vitamin B12 all work together to protect from all forms of anaemia

Clever stuff

Folate is a water-soluble vitamin also known as vitamin B9. The body needs it to make DNA and other genetic material, which is why itā€™s recommended that women trying to conceive take a supplement prior to and during pregnancy.


Evidence

Hereā€™s a handful of relevant scientific studies on folic acid.

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