Before pregnancy is the time to start planning your baby’s health. A diet rich in folates is very important which is why many foods are now fortified and GPs recommend taking folic acid. Bio-available folates in a natural form are superior however and include many other phyto-nutrients also.
It’s not hard to get folates which our bodies are able to process and absorb. A diet rich in leafy green veg will give you all that’s necessary and is a better source of calcium than dairy products. ‘Vitamins’ are just isolated chemicals which scientists got around to recording before the government at the time decided they needed to be spending their time researching bomb-making instead. Recommended levels are those below which certain illnesses occur; they’re not the levels needed for optimal health. It’s the equivalent of saying an unbroken leg = Olympic fitness. An apple has over 10,000 ingredients. Our cells utilise the various nutrients in a myriad of ways.