Ultra Folic Acid FAQ
Why has Ultra Folic Acid been developed?
Ultra Folic Acid has been developed as convenient source of folic acid, carefully balanced with vitamin B12 in a small, easy to swallow tablet.
When is Ultra Folic Acid recommended?
Folic acid, also known as folate or vitamin B9, is an essential nutrient that is important for men and women of all ages for general wellbeing.
Folic acid is especially important for pregnant women and women trying to conceive.
Can Ultra Folic Acid be used with medicines simultaneously?
Generally, Ultra Folic Acid may be used alongside medications, because it contains only a moderate level of naturally occurring minerals and is free from any drugs or hormones. For specific advice on taking Ultra Folic Acid with medicines, we recommend that you first contact your doctor or pharmacist.
How many tablets does one pack of Ultra Folic Acid contain?
Ultra Folic Acid contains 60 x Folic acid with vitamin B12 food supplement tablets per pack. It is recommended to take one tablet per day, so each pack lasts approximately two months.
How and when should Ultra Folic Acid be used?
One tablet per day is recommended, with or without a meal. Swallow with water or a cold drink, without chewing. Always ensure that Ultra Folic Acid is taken with liquid to wash the tablet down, and not tea or coffee, as hot liquids may cause the tablet to disintegrate too early.
Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Ultra Folic Acid?
Ultra Folic Acid has no known side-effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended dose. In case of overdose, seek medical advice.
What are the active ingredients?
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How long does it take to experience any benefits?
Results vary amongst individuals, but in most cases the effects of Ultra Folic Acid are established over two to three months. There is no maximum length of time over which Ultra Folic Acid may be used. A regular intake is recommended.
For pregnant women and those trying to conceive, the beneficial effect of supplemental folic acid is obtained with a daily intake of 400µg folic acid, as found in Ultra Folic Acid, for at least one month before and up to three months after conception.
Is Ultra Folic Acid suitable for vegetarians?
Yes. Ultra Folic Acid is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
Difficulty swallowing tablets is fairly common - do you have any advice?
Difficulty in swallowing tablets is quite a common experience. Vitabiotics have researched this extensively, trying different methods, and hope that our tips will help you swallow tablets with ease.
The usual advice for those who have difficulty in swallowing tablets, is to break the tablets into 2-3 pieces, before swallowing with plenty of liquid. In cases where people have more difficulty in swallowing tablets we recommend after chewing some food (e.g. banana), just before you swallow, pop the tablet into your mouth and swallow it together with the chewed food, followed by some liquid. The throat opens up wider automatically to swallow the chewed food and hence the tablet should go down with greater ease. Alternatively the tablets may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies. We hope these tips are of help.
Some Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) levels are above 100%, is this safe?
Certain vitamins are very safe at levels tens or even hundreds of times the NRV, whereas for others the safety level is much closer to the NRV. For this reason every vitamin and mineral needs to considered on an individual basis in terms of its upper safe level.
The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) is the amount of a vitamin or mineral which has been calculated to help prevent basic deficiency states in the general population. However, certain vitamins and minerals at optimal levels, above the NRV, have consistently been shown to have positive benefits in specific areas of health. This is why some Vitabiotics formulas have certain nutrient levels greater than 100% NRV.