The British Government has decided in recent days to make it compulsory to addition non-whole wheat flour (and therefore, for example, white bread) with folic acid. The aim is to increase the intake of this vitamin in young fertile women to reduce the risk of very serious pathologies of the fetus (the so-called neural tube defects, or DTN, such as anencephaly and spina bifida), associated with insufficient intake in the early stages of pregnancy. This decision is supported by several studies that confirm that most young women do not achieve a sufficient intake of folate for the normal development of the fetus. In addition, it is good to remember that folic acid boasts numerous Health Claims, among which we find those of contributing to the growth of maternal tissues in pregnancy and intervening in the process of cell division.
Meanwhile, in an active market that is attentive to these needs, there are products that boast innovative technologies to improve the quality of folic acid supplementation. An example of this is the brand Cultavit® Folate, by Austrian company Jari, which has developed a process starting from germinated buckwheat to obtain a product with a standardized nutritional profile 100% vegetable and gluten-free.
This ingredient is a powder, high in vitamin concentration, from which we obtain natural active ingredients with higher bioavailability than the synthetic equivalent: the germination of Cultavit® Folate buckwheat contains Monoglutamyl-Folate, a natural folate that boasts greater bioavailability than synthetic or natural Polyglutamic Folate derived from spinach, bean and other plants.
In addition to Cultavit® Folate, the Cultavit line includes all the B Vitamins, as well as other Vitamins and Minerals (look at Flyer_CUltavit_202003).
Sochim International S.p.A. is a proud distributor of Cultavit®.
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