Folic acid critical for early embryonic development


Medical references:
- Centers for Disease Control. Recommendations for the use of folic acid to reduce the number of cases of spina bifida and other neural tube defects. MMWR 1992;41.
- MRC Vitamin Study Research Group. Prevention of neural tube defects: results of the Medical Research Council Vitamin Study. Lancet 1991;338:131-7.
- Smithells RW et al. Possible prevention of neural-tube defects by periconceptional vitamin supplementation. Lancet. 1980 Feb 16;1(8164):339-40.
- US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations

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Comments

Great thought on the chewable version. As I battled severe morning sickness, my doc actually recommended the Flintstone chewables until that phase passed. I had to look to compare the amount of folic acid they contain. The only one that meets the minimum requirement from this article (400 mg) was the Flintstone Complete. (It claims to also contain 100 % daily requirement for B6.) Just a thought!

Chewable folic acid tablets. They should combine them with B6 and that would be awesome.