Folic Acid Helps Prevents Wide Range Of Diseases
MN, 10 October 2002
have long recognized folic acid as a beneficial therapy for the
prevention of birth defects. More recently, research suggests that
folic acid may be beneficial for patients with depression, arthritis,
alcoholism, Crohn's disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, vascular
disease and other chronic illnesses.
folic acid is one of the most versatile and affordable general health
therapies available today. Studies indicate that folic acid may
provide a multitude of benefits ranging from reduced risk of colon
and other cancers to correcting folate deficiencies caused by alcoholism.
US Public Health Service recommends that all 60 million women of
childbearing age in the United States get 400 micrograms of folic
acid every day -- an amount that effectively reduces the incidence
of neural tube birth defects by 70 percent. While most dietary supplements
contain the recommended daily allowance of 400mcg, many physicians
are now recommending higher amounts of folic acid for certain patient
populations, including those with kidney or vascular disease, and
for high-risk pregnancies.
acid has a diverse range of uses and Upsher-Smith is pleased to
offer both dietary supplement and prescription-strength options
to physicians, pharmacists and consumers," says Phill Dritsas, Vice
President of Sales and Marketing for Upsher-Smith.
in 1919, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. manufactures and markets
prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, dietary
supplements, and affordably-priced alternatives to existing drugs.
Laboratories, Inc. (www.upsher-smith.com)
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