A few months before the alleged conception (ideally - at least three), and throughout pregnancy, expectant new mother must take at least 400 micrograms of folic acid daily (some sources indicateda higher dose - 800 micrograms is recommended to discuss this issue with your doctor).Considering that the education of healthy sperm, and as a result, the probability of conceiving a healthy baby, and directly related to the content of folic acid in the male body, it is highly desirable that the man al
so started prophylactic administration of this vitamin is not earlier than three months before the alleged conception.Dosage - individual, usually not less than 400 micrograms per day.
It should be emphasized: folic acid must take all pregnant women, regardless of their financial situation and, consequently, the nature of power.If the forecast of unfavorable pregnancy (for example, a woman has had a baby with defects caused by insufficient levels of folic acid in the mother), the dosage must be increased (as prescribed by a doctor up to 4 mg per day).Need not fear of excess folic acid in the body, as it will be shown via the kidneys in a very short time (a few hours).
mechanism of action of folic acid is that it, together with cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) stimulates the production of red blood cells.If folic acid is present in the body is insufficient, the process is disrupted normal hematopoiesis.That is, immature forms of red blood cells can not normally be converted into mature.Folic acid is also used in the treatment of various types of anemia, leukopenia (reduction in white blood cell count).