Folic acid (Vitamin B9)

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B group vitamins act as coenzymes on different metabolic pathways and, in many biochemical reactions multiple B-group vitamins are involved at the same time. Their presence is fundamental for the normal functioning of the organism.

Folic acid: the vitamin of genetic information molecules

Folic acid is the synthetic form of the naturally occurring folates and tetrahydrofolic (THF) acid is the eactive form. The synthesis of both DNA and RNA depend on folic acid and folate coenzymes play an important role in the metabolism of several aminoacids. Folate deficiency during pregnancy can cause severe consequences in the fetus.

For more information on DSM Vitamin Supplementation Guidelines.

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DSM Product Content (min.) Formulation Technology Application
ROVIMIX® Folic 80 SD 80% (800 g/kg) Spray-dried powder, water dispersible Mash, Pellet, Expansion, Extrusion, Milk replacer/Water

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Main functions:

  • Coenzyme in the synthesis of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and proteins (methyl groups)
  • Stimulates hematopoietic system
  • With vitamin B12 it converts homocysteine into methionine

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Megaloblastic (macrocytic) anemia 
  • Skin damages, rough plumage and feather depigmentation 
  • Cervical paralysis, leg weakness, perosis
  • Reduced laying performance and hatchability
  • Increased embryo mortality

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Main functions:

  • Coenzyme in the synthesis of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and proteins (methyl groups)
  • Stimulates hematopoietic system
  • With vitamin B12 it converts homocysteine into methionine

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Megaloblastic (macrocytic) anemia
  • Skin damages and hair loss 
  • Retarded growth and reduced appetite
  • Compromised reproduction in sows
  • Embryonic mortality and smaller litter size

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Main functions:

  • Coenzyme in the synthesis of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and proteins (methyl groups)
  • Stimulates hematopoietic system
  • With vitamin B12 it converts homocysteine into methionine

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Megaloblastic (macrocytic) anaemia
  • Skin damages and hair loss
  • Fertility disorders
  • Loss of appetite and growth retardation

Related Publications

Related Downloads

Main functions:

  • Coenzyme in the synthesis of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and proteins (methyl groups)
  • Stimulates hematopoietic system
  • With vitamin B12 it converts homocysteine into methionine

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Hematological index changes : macrocytic anaemia
  • Mucus membrane inflammation
  • Lethargy
  • Skin: damage, dark skin coloration

Related Publications

Related Downloads

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