According to the "5th Swiss Report on Nutrition 2005", numerous groups within our population suffer a shortage of folic acid, leading to health and economic consequences. According to the above nutritional report the amount of folic acid in diet only amounts to approx. 70% of the daily 400 µg total folate intake recommended by the German, Austrian and Swiss Societies for Nutrition; for many people, especially for young women, the amount is considerably lower.
According to modern scientific discoveries, folic acid has the following effects:
Folic acid is essential for the formation of red blood cells; however, relatively small amounts are enough for this process.
Folic acid is necessary for the development of bone marrow in the unborn child. An increased intake of folic acid before and at the start of a pregnancy will support the normal development of the neural tube.