What is Folic Acid?
Folic acid is a B vitamin that helps the body produce new blood, skin, hair, and nail cells. Our bodies need folate to create these new cells every day.
How does it help my body when TTC?
Folic acid plays an integral role in a woman’s preconception health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that women should take at least 400 mcg of folic acid daily.
When should I start taking it?
It is vital for women to take folic acid before they become pregnant. The CDC reports that, “women who take the recommended daily dose of folic acid starting at least one month before conception and during the first trimester of pregnancy reduce their baby’s risk of neural tube defects by up to 70 percent.”
Can it prevent birth defects?
Yes. Women who take the proper amount of folic acid can prevent their baby from getting neural tube, anencephaly and spina bifida.
What vitamins should I take with folic acid when TTC?
We suggest taking PregPrep VitaPrep, a preconception vitamin formulated with 600 mcg of folic acid along with Vitamin D and B12, which help support normal fertility function. If you intend on taking more than one prenatal vitamin, do not exceed 1,000 mcg of folic acid per day.
VitaPrep Directions: Take one tablet daily and allow to dissolve fully on your tongue!