VITABALANS FerroFol-C Iron Tablet, Folic Acid, and Vitamin C have been developed especially for pregnant women to increase the intake of Iron and Folic Acid in addition to the intake from a diet. The Iron in VITABALANS FerroFol-C Iron Tablet is in well absorbable form of ferrous(II) bis-glycinate which is non-irritable to the stomach. The Iron content of 25 mg is well tolerated. Folic acid of 400 _g ensures the sufficient intake of folate during pregnancy. Vitamin C enhances the absorption of Iron.
The intake of iron and folate from a diet is low in many women before pregnancy, as a result; the body stores of iron and folate are already insufficient at the beginning of pregnancy. Many women have lowered blood hemoglobin levels in pregnancy due to natural physiological changes in blood amount. Therefore, an iron supplement is often needed to maintain adequate hemoglobin levels and to ensure the growth of the fetus.
A sufficient intake of folic acid is important even when planning pregnancy and in the early weeks of pregnancy. Folic acid contributes to the cell division of the fetus and the development of neural tubes to the brain and spinal cord which occurs in the early weeks of pregnancy.
A food supplement is not a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle