Folic Acid is Important Because...
Everyone needs folic acid throughout their lifetime for optimal health.
Folic acid has been shown to reduce the risk for serious birth defects, and possibly some chronic diseases.
All women of childbearing age should get 400 micrograms of folic acid every day, regardless of pregnancy intentions.
Half of all pregnancies are unplanned, so it's important that women get folic acid every day.
- National Council on Folic Acid
- Florida Birth Defects Registry
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- March of Dimes