By Sian Hannagan
Natural Mum on the Cheap
HealthPost note: Unfortunately there are hardly any Folinic Acid/Folate supplements available in the New Zealand market. Hopefully this will change. We would like to source this product. Please let us know if you are aware of a quality brand here.
Solgar Prenatal Nutrients has been formulated specifically for women before, during and after pregnancy, to support the health of both mother and baby. Waihi Bush Flax Fibre Original is milled from the certified organic de-fatted flax seed, Linum usitatissimum (Linseed). It is an excellent source of of folate. Both are available for secure order from our online shop.
You may also be interested in the Nutrient Needs for Preconception, Pregnancy & Breastfeeding article.
A meta-analysis on what levels of Folic acid reduce risk of neural tube defects and by what percentage. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/85/1/285S.full
Folate absorption in women with a history of Neural tube defects. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/72/1/154.full
Probiotics and pregnancy. http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(02)25194-5/fulltext
Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy. https://www.thieme-connect.com/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0030-1262505
Potential risks of folic acid. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18038944
Magnesium during pregnancy. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1471-0528.1988.tb06839.x/abstract
Magnesium and pregnancy induced hypertension. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3109/00016349109007158/abstract
Vitamin C and iron absorption. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/30/2/235.short
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