The benefits of folic acid and vitamin B12 for successful conception and childbearing are well known today.
These biologically active substances are involved in many vital processes in the body. In particular, they reduce the amount of homocysteine - the amino acid that worsens blood supply to the nervous tissue.
Benefits of taking folic acid and vitamin B12 in pregnancy
Taking folic acid and vitamin B12 in pregnancy planning helps avoid neural tube defects developing in the fetus, cleft lip and palate, heart defects, abnormalities of the limb structure and urinary system organs. Folic acid prevents the occurrence of problems with fetal growth and minimizes the risk of intrauterine growth retardation.
Absorbing folic acid
Folic acid contained in food and vitamin complexes is in a biologically inactive form, so when entering the human body, it is not absorbed immediately, but goes through a complex way of transformation into an active compound.
When the inactive form of folic acid gets into the body, it is transformed – under the action of the methyltetrahydrofolate reductase enzyme (MTHFR) – into the biologically active form of folic acid (5-methyltetrahydrofolate).
It is this active form of folic acid that’s included in Miofolic, which is perfectly absorbed by the body and involved in complex biochemical processes.
4th generation folic acid
According to official statistics, about 30-40% of the population in the European Community suffers from a genetic mutation (C677T polymorphism), resulting in an inability to absorb and metabolize folic acid from food and food additives.
4th generation folic acid is a biologically active form of folic acid, ready for absorption, with a high level of bioavailability without the need for metabolism in the body. It can be absorbed regardless of possible MTHFR gene mutation.
Miofolic contains 4th generation folic acid and vitamin B12. This innovative compound improves the reproductive system condition, which contributes to the conception and bearing of a healthy baby.
Hyperhomocysteinemia is one of the essential causes of reproductive function disorder in women.
Hyperhomocysteinemia (high levels of homocysteine in the blood) is a pathological condition, based on a complex process that leads to an increase in the synthesis of homocysteine from methionine.
High homocysteine concentrations in the blood have a toxic effect on cells, disrupt the normal structure of the inner layer of blood vessels, giving rise to the formation of parietal thrombi and atherosclerotic plaques.
The condition often leads to infertility, miscarriage and the birth of children with anomalies in the development of the central nervous system.