The Benefits of Folate

It’s a fact that folate is important for women before, during and after pregnancy. An increased intake of this B vitamin helps to prevent birth defects, fuel rapid growth and fortify breast milk. Recent research indicates that folate for fathers-to-be is important as well.
A study published in 2019 examined the data collected on 108 couples who participated in infertility treatment from 2007 to 2017. Dur­ing this period, 113 pregnancies occurred. The babies who had slightly longer gesta­tion periods were fa­thered by men who had increased their preconception folate intake to 400 mcg daily.1
This research suggests a couple of things: Preconception care should be a couple-based approach. Men whose diets include extra folate may father healthier babies.

Folate Facts

As the natural form of vitamin B9, folate is found in healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables. It’s required for the production of DNA and RNA, red and white blood cells and energy. A folate deficiency is often the result of an inadequate diet.
The recommended folate intake for pregnant women is 600 mcg daily. Food sources include fruits, legumes and dark green vegetables. Taking one of AIM’s green, whole-food powders in addition to their supplemental folate regimen will help pregnant women increase their intake of natural folate.

AIM Greens

A natural source of folate is present in whole-food powders such as BarleyLife, LeafGreens and BarleyLife Xtra. Supplementing with AIM greens is a healthy way for moms and dads to increase their folate intake and support the health of their children with concentrated plant nutrients.


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The AIM Companies pioneered the use of plants—barley, carrots, and beets—as vehicles to deliver the body concentrated nutrition conveniently. Founded in 1982 in Nampa, Idaho, The AIM Companies has operations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, providing AIM products to more than 30 countries around the world.

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