FOLIVIDA® is (6S – 5 – methyl tetrahydro folic acid acid) the most absorbable form of Folic Acid and does not mask Vit. B12 deficiency. It is essential for good health. Folic acid is required for the manufacture of nucleic acids (such as DNA), the genetic material of cells. It is vital for the development and proper function of the central nervous system.
FOLIVIDA® tablets are indicated for the prevention of first time neural tube defects in the foetus. The neural tube is part of the nervous system and is located within the spine. Neural tube defects cause stillbirth, neonatal death and severe disabilities such as Spina Bifida. It is for use by women who are planning a pregnancy.
Studies have shown that over 70% of first time neural tube defects such as Spina Bifida can be prevented by taking folic acid (0.4mg) daily.