Vitamin B9 (folate) is found in a wide variety of foods, the richest sources are liver, dark green leafy vegetables, beans, wheat germ and yeast. It is important that we have a sufficient intake of vitamin B9 - in folate form and folic acid as it helps produce nucleic acids (like DNA), form blood cells in the bone marrow to ensure rapid cell growth in infancy, adolescence, and pregnancy and also controls blood levels. Folic acid can be added to a variety of foods, such as flour, salt, breakfast cereals as well as beverages, soft drinks and infant nutrition products.
Metafolin® is a highly bioavailable form of folate for expectant mothers and infants. It is the nature identical form of folate found in foods, known for its role in maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Additionally, methylfolate is the predominant folate source in breast milk, supporting infant brain development. Explore our full offering of Metafolin® for both maternal and infant nutriton solutions.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which provides scientific advice to assist policy makers, has confirmed that clear health benefits have been established for the dietary intake of vitamin B9 in contributing to:
These health claims are authorized in the EU with specific conditions of use.