We have been enjoying the new series of videos from safefood, all about the importance of taking folic acid (even if you’re not planning pregnancy). This one in particular tickled our funny bone:
All women who are sexually active and who could potentially become pregnant should be taking folic acid as that can help prevent certain birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, known as neural tube defects (NTDs).
It is recommended that you take folic acid as an individual supplement because that ensures that you get the right dose of 400 micrograms a day. Folic acid supplements are not expensive and can often cost less than a cent, or pennies, a day.