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Pure Encapsulations Folic Acid

Pure Encapsulations Folic Acid

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Pure Encapsulations Folic Acid may help prevent neural tube defects.*

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Pure Encapsulations Folic Acid Product Information

Folic acid, is a water-soluble B vitamin that converts in the body to the coenzyme tetrahydrofolic acid (THFA) by accepting and donating single carbon groups. This is referred to as “one-carbon metabolism”, a vital step in the process of DNA formation. THFA is involved in a number of additional key metabolic reactions. It attempts to support the healthy metabolism of amino acids, particularly the conversion of homocysteine to methionine.* Furthermore, folic acid functions with vitamin B12 and ascorbic acid in the breakdown and utilization of proteins.*

Uses For Folic Acid

Healthy Fetal Neural Development: Folic acid is an integral factor involved in the formation of nucleic acids and the production of healthy DNA and chromosomes.* In particular, this B vitamin is good for the proper neural and cellular development of the fetal central nervous system.* Folic acid potentially promotes healthy cellular differentiation during the formation of the brain and spinal cord, helping to prevent neural tube defects.* Additionally, folic acid may be important for the growth and reproduction of red and white blood cells.*

Healthy Homocysteine Metabolism: Folic acid attempts to support healthy homocysteine metabolism, primarily in conjunction with vitamins B12 and B6.*


Pure Encapsulations folic acid is synthetically produced. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.


These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule

Amount Per Serving
Folic acid 800 mcg
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving

Other Ingredients: hypo-allergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)

Recommended Use: 1 capsule per day, with a meal.

Cautions: Folic acid supplementation may mask vitamin B12 deficiency; however this usually occurs at doses of 1000 mcg or higher. If pregnant or lactating‚ consult your physician before taking this product.

Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Folic acid may adversely interact with chemotherapeutic drugs.