Quali®-B (Vitamin B9)

Vitamin B9, or folic acid, is an essential nutrient for a healthy pregnancy.

Vitamin B9 Overview

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.

Why Buy Quali®-B?

dsm-firmenich provides reliable, high-quality forms of vitamin B9 that can be formulated for a variety of applications. All of our vitamins are backed by our Quality for Life™ promise.


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.

Approved Claims in the EU

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:

  • Folate contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.  
  • Folate contributes to normal amino acid synthesis.  
  • Folate contributes to normal blood formation.  
  • Folate contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism.  
  • Folate contributes to normal psychological function.  
  • Folate contributes to the normal function of the immune system.  
  • Folate contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.  
  • Folate has a role in the process of cell division.  
  • Supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status.  
  • Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus.

These health claims are authorized in the EU with specific conditions of use.

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