From the Manufacturer Nature Made Folic Acid is recommended as part of a woman's daily regimen for health, stress, mood, and prenatal care. Folic acid, also known as folate and folacin, is essential in cell division, DNA synthesis, and the manufacturing of brain chemicals in the body. Without adequate levels of folic acid, cells do not divide properly. Folic acid is also vital to the development of the nervous system of a fetus--a deficiency of folic acid during pregnancy has been linked to several birth defects, such as the neural tube defect spina bifida. Therefore, it is recommended that women of childbearing age consume 400 mcg of folic acid per day. In addition, folic acid may also play a significant role in heart health by helping keep homocysteine levels down in the blood. Homocysteine is a substance that forms when Vitamin B12 and folic acid levels are low, and research has indicated it may be a possible risk factor for heart health. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Label Information Ingredients Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate, Folic Acid. Directions Take one tablet daily with a meal (or as recommended by your health care provider). Keep bottle tightly closed and store in a cool, dry place. Warnings Keep out of reach of children. Folic acid supplementation should always include vitamin B12 supplementation, as taking a folic acid supplement by itself can mask an underlying B12 deficiency. Do not use if imprinted seal under cap is broken or missing. Nutrition Facts Serving size, 1 tablet Servings per container, 250 (Amount per serving is followed by % of daily value) Folate, Folic Acid, Folacin: 400 mcg, 100% Product Description Nature Made Folic Acid 400 mcg contains an important B vitamin for women of childbearing age and pregnant women. This gluten free Folic Acid supplement has no color added, no artificial flavors and no preservatives. Folic acid, also known as folate from dietary sources, helps support nervous system function. This folate supplement also plays a critical role in the proper development of the baby?s nervous system. Adequate Folic Acid in healthful diets also may reduce a woman's risk of having a child with a neural tube defect. Adults take one of these Folic Acid dietary supplement tablets daily with water and a meal. Nature Made supplements are quality you can trust. USP has tested and verified ingredients, potency and manufacturing process. USP sets official standards for dietary supplements. Visit the USP verified website for more information. *Based on a survey of pharmacists who recommend branded vitamins and supplements.