Ages 20 – 39
Taking Folic Acid well before conception helps reduce the risk of birth defects.
From age 10 to 50, you need to take Folic Acid every day. Folic Acid supplements are proven to reduce the risk of birth defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly if taken well before conception. Folic Acid also offers many other health and wellness benefits.
Folic Acid empowers women
Taking Folic Acid daily empowers women ages 20-39 to take control of their reproductive health.
Life is full of unpredictable events and life can change at any given time. About 50 percent of all pregnancies in the U.S. are not planned, and because many birth defects and fetal health problems occur in the first few weeks after conception, women are not aware that a birth defect has occurred.
It is important that all women in this age group, even those who are NOT trying to get pregnant, take at least 400 micrograms of Folic Acid daily. If not taken before pregnancy and during the first few weeks of pregnancy, the act of taking folic acid will not benefit the baby and prevent a possible birth defect.
In addition, two out of three women take prescription medications daily, many to treat chronic conditions that may impact future pregnancies. Educating women about the health benefits of daily Folic Acid intake along with continued research are the keys in preventing birth defects from happening.
Additional Health Benefits
In addition to preventing birth defects, adding Folic Acid to your daily diet helps reduce heart disease, colon cancer and the risk of stroke.
There are many beauty benefits for women ages 20-39 as a result of taking Folic Acid daily. It sounds strange that a vitamin that includes the word ‘acid’ could help women look and feel beautiful, but it’s true. In addition to preventing birth defects, Folate or B9 has amazing powers reaping many beauty benefits that include hair growth, acne prevention, glowing skin, and strong, healthy nails. Folic acid maintains cell production in the body. Research has proven that lack of folic acid can cause hair to fall excessively and influence your body’s ability to grow healthy hair. Regular intake of folic acid stimulates hair growth, which can make your hair grow fast and long.
Many young women do not realize that a Folic Acid deficient diet can lead to acne. Folic Acid cleanses the skin and actually helps to clear up acne. A daily intake of Folic Acid improves and regulates cell metabolism that works jointly with antioxidants to remove toxins from your body.
Benefits of taking Folic Acid
for women ages 13-19