During pregnancy, doctors recommend 400 mcg of folic acid. AYA Folic Acid provides the recommended amount of Folacin (Folic Acid).
Women who are planning or who are in the early stages of pregnancy are advised to take this amount as a supplement daily. Women who are pregnant or might become pregnant take folic acid to prevent serious birth defects such as spina bifida.
Folic acid is also used for preventing and treating low blood levels of folate (folate deficiency) and high blood levels of homocysteine (hyperhomocysteinemia). Folic acid helps your body produce and maintain new cells, and also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.
As a medication, folic acid is used to treat folic acid deficiency and certain types of anemia (lack of red blood cells) caused by folic acid deficiency.
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