Soft Folic HL contains 400 mcg of folic acid, which is a type of B vitamin known as vitamin B9. Folic acid has some important roles in the body:
- It is required in the process of making new cells as it is involved in the biosynthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA).
- It also plays an important role in the process of maturation of red blood cells.
One of the most important indications for folic acid supplementation is before and early during pregnancy. In this period, folate is required for the rapid development of the brain and spinal cord in the fetus. The absence of folate in this period is associated with major birth defects called neural tube defects.