Brief Description to Folic acid
Folic acid CAS 59-30-3 also known as B9 vitamins. Folic acid exists in yellow or orange crystalline powder, no smell and no odor. It is insoluble in water and ethanol, easy to dissolve in sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate's dilute solutions. It is used as a supplement during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). It is also used to treat anemia caused by folic acid deficiency.
Specification of Folic acid
Appearance Yellow or orange crystalline powder
Water, % ≤8.50
Residue on Ignition, % ≤0.30
Chromatographic purity, % ≤2.0
Assay, % 97.0~102.0
Total plate count, cfu/g ≤1000
Coliforms, MPN/ 100g ≤30
Mold & Yeast, cfu/g ≤100
Folic acid Application
Folic acid has been linked to a lessened risk of neural tube defects and some other specific kinds of birth defects.
Folic acid is necessary for fertility in both men and women.
Heart diseaseTaking folic acid does not reduce cardiovascular disease even though it reduces homocysteine levels.
Folic acid supplements consumed before and during pregnancy may reduce the risk of heart defects in infants.
StrokeFolic acid appears to reduce the risk of stroke, which may be due to the role folate plays in regulating homocysteine concentration.