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FOLIC acid supplementation – before conception and during pregnancy – prevents neural tube defects like spina bifida (which affects the brain, spinal cord or spine) and anencephaly (problems with brain and skull formation). Because these defects develop in the first month of pregnancy, when a woman may not even know she’s pregnant, it’s suggested that all women of childbearing age take a folic acid supplement; it’s also why many countries have introduced mandatory food fortification, including Australia. 

 

“This article appeared in the April / May 2017 Edition of Nature & Health, Australia’s original and best natural health magazine, http://www.natureandhealth.com.au/ #naturalhealth #wellness.

 

Nature & Health 2017 – Folic Acid

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FOLIC acid supplementation – before conception and during pregnancy – prevents neural tube defects like spina bifida (which affects the brain, spinal cord or spine) and anencephaly (problems with brain and skull formation). Because these defects develop in the first month of pregnancy, when a woman may not even know she’s pregnant, it’s suggested that all women of childbearing age take a folic acid supplement; it’s also why many countries have introduced mandatory food fortification, including Australia. 

 

“This article appeared in the April / May 2017 Edition of Nature & Health, Australia’s original and best natural health magazine, http://www.natureandhealth.com.au/ #naturalhealth #wellness.

 

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