Effects Of Folic Acid Consumption During Menstruation?
Good morning..I want to ask, now I’m promil with folavit 400ug and prenagen milk .. can it be consumed during menstruation? Are there any side effects? . please explain, thank you
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Folavit is a supplement that contains vitamin B9 or often called folic acid. This vitamin plays an important role during pregnancy, namely to ensure the development of the central nervous system, namely the brain and spinal cord, and the structures that surround it, namely the nerve and bone membranes. Not getting enough of this vitamin during pregnancy will result in failure of the closure of the skull and spine, accompanied by disorders of the development of the brain / spinal cord, which in the medical world is called Neural Tube Defect (NTD).
Most of the folic acid can be obtained from green vegetables and fruits, and liver. However, during pregnancy, the need for folic acid will increase, so that folic acid supplements are generally given in addition to consumption of foods containing folic acid, none other than to meet the needs of your little one in their development. Apart from being pregnant, folic acid is also usually given before pregnancy, which is when planning a pregnancy, its function is to prepare the mother's folic acid adequacy when pregnant, so that it is also sufficient for the fetus to develop. The milk you mentioned also generally contains vitamins and minerals that are used to support pregnancy which can be consumed during pregnancy or when planning a pregnancy.
Generally, there is no prohibition on the use of milk and folic acid supplements during menstruation. So whether you are menstruating or not, consuming these two things is safe.
However, don't forget to also consume other nutrients from the food you consume.
That is the explanation from me. May be useful