BRAND NAME: VUFOL-FORTE SOFTGELS
COMPOSITION:L-METHYL FOLATE 800MCG + DHA 200MG + VITAMIN D3 1000 I.U. SOFT GEL CAPSULES
PACKING :2*15 SOFTGELS BLISTER PACK
Deficiencies of dietary folic acid can lead to abnormalities in the mother (anemia, peripheral neuropathy) and the fetus (congenital abnormalities). Dietary supplementation with folic acid around the time of conception has been known to reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs). Folic acid is also thought to reduce the risk of preterm birth and congenital heart disease. One important difference among prenatal vitamins is the source of folic acid. It may be included as folic acid, or the bioavailable form, l-methylfolate.
Having the option to prescribe the bioavailable form (L-MRTHYLFOLATE) of this important nutrient may be advantageous for
L-METHYLFOLATE belongs to a class of medications called ‘Nutritional supplements’ primarily used to treat low red blood cells level due to various complications or long term disease. It is used to prevent and treat the low levels of folic acid in the blood during certain health conditions (anaemia, pregnancy, inadequate diet, surgery recovery). Its deficiency occurs mainly due to insufficient diet, low absorption of food or increased folate use in the body (in pregnancy). Anaemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough red blood cells for carrying adequate oxygen required to various body tissues.
L-METHYLFOLATE contains L-methyl folate, also known as folic acid (a form of Vitamin B9) primarily used to treat anaemia (low red blood cell). L-METHYLFOLATE works by boosting the production of red blood cells (RBC) in the body. As a result, an adequate number of RBC is produced in the body, so that body’s each tissue gets a sufficient supply of oxygen.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is the most biologically active omega-3 fatty acid.DHA have been shown to have multiple beneficial effects, including improving childhood development when ingested during pregnancy.
Fetal brain growth accelerates during the second half of pregnancy, and the rate of growth remains high during the first year of life with continued growth for the next several years. It is likely that, during pregnancy, omega-3 requirements increase over normal to support fetal growth, particularly of the brain and eyes.
Deprivation of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy is associated with visual and behavioral deficits that cannot be reversed with postnatal supplementation. For these reasons, it is important for omega-3 fatty acids to be supplied to the fetus in adequate amounts throughout pregnancy. To optimize pregnancy outcomes and fetal health, consensus guidelines have recommended that pregnant women consume at least 200 mg of DHA per day.
Maternal vitamin D insufficiency during pregnancy is a common issue and a significant public health problem at the global level.
With severe maternal vitamin D deficiency, the fetus may rarely develop neonatal seizures due to hypocalcemia or rickets in utero that is manifested at birth.
Studies conducted in the 1980s showed that profound vitamin D deficiency was associated with impaired fetal growth
INDICATIONS OF VUFOL-FORTE SOFTGELS
VUFOL-FORTE SOFTGELS are used in pregnancy to prevent complications such as:
- Neural Birth defects.
- Preterm Birth
- Intra-Uterine growth retardation.