Fit folic acid into your life. It's so easy!

Take a multivitamin and enjoy life as a smart, happy, healthy and physically active woman!

Eating a healthy diet is always important, but a multivitamin is the most absorbable, dependable and preferred way to get the daily dose of folic acid you need.

All women should take a multivitamin containing 400 micrograms of folic acid every day and eat a healthy diet for optimal energy production, growth and development. Doing this enables women who may become pregnant to maximize their body’s folate levels and reduce their chance of having a baby with serious neural tube birth defects. Give yourself and your family the gift of life: Take a 400-microgram folic acid multivitamin daily!

More reasons to get your folic acid from a multivitamin:

  • Folate, the folic acid form found in foods, is not absorbed and used by your body as well as the folic acid present in multivitamins.
  • Although folate is found in many foods, it’s hard to get it from food alone, even if you eat healthy everyday.
  • Folate found in foods is extremely sensitive; cooking and storage often destroy the folate content in foods.

Additional multivitamin benefits!

If you are worried about getting all the nutrients you need every day, take a multivitamin so you will get consistent amounts of vitamins A, C, B6, E and others. A multivitamin alone will not guarantee good nutrition and health; this is why good eating habits and following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is very important.

Revised: May 30, 2011

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