Most people know folic acid/folate is an important supplement for pregnant women as it helps prevent neural tube defects in the baby. Many people do not realize that folic acid, Vitamin B9, is also often helpful for women who have had an abnormal pap smear or have been diagnosed with cervical dysplasia. Studies have shown that poor folic acid levels can lead to DNA abnormalities. As cervical cells are regenerated frequently, every 7-14 days, it is crucial folic acid be available for normal DNA synthesis.
In the study by Butterworth et al, patients with mild to moderate cases of cervical dysplasia showed improvement in their condition over a three month trial with folic acid supplementation.
Since folic acid is not produced by the body, it must be ingested. Unfortunately door dietary intake, excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use and medications can lead to low levels. The recommended daily dose for folic acid is 400 mcg, however, the therapeutic dose often needs to be 5,000-25,000 mcg daily. We invite you to stop in and inquire if one of our Folic Acid supplements is right for you!