For many years it has been suggested that all women of childbearing
age should take a daily supplement of folic acid (B9) because this
vitamin has been shown to be very important in the development of the
nervous system of a developing fetus.
Over 30 years ago, British researchers found that mothers of children
born with spina bifida had low vitamin levels. This spurred further
research, which showed that getting too little folate increased a
woman's chances of having a baby with spina bifida or anencephaly and
that getting enough folate could greatly reduce the incidence of these
Timing of folate is critical. In order for it to be effective, it
must be taken in the first few weeks after conception, often even before
a woman knows she is pregnant. Therefore, it is recommended that women
of childbearing age should take a daily folic acid supplement.
Another line of research into the benefits of folate involves two
other B vitamins, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12, the same combination found
in Dr. Spray's Folate+ oral spray. This research explores their roles
in fighting heart disease and some types of cancer. Although the
research findings have been mixed, there are some studies suggesting
that these three vitamins can help to lower the risk of these chronic
diseases. The reason is that folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 play
key roles in converting homocysteine into methionine. Without enough
folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12, this conversion process becomes
inefficient and homocysteine levels increase. In turn, most but not all
studies have linked high levels of homocysteine with a modest increase
in risk of heart disease and stroke.
It is also known that folic acid is important for healthy cell
division and replication, due to its involvement as a coenzyme for RNA
and DNA synthesis. It is also required for protein metabolism and in
treating folic acid anemia. Folic acid also assists in digestion, and
the nervous system, and works at improving mental as well as emotional
health. This nutrient may be effective in treating depression and
One additional fact to remember is that too much folic acid may mask a
vitamin B12 deficiency, which is another reason that Dr. Spray's
Folate+ oral spray also contains vitamin B12.
Enough folate -- at least 400 micrograms a day -- isn't always easy to
get from food that is not fortified. That's why Dr. Spray's Folate+ oral
spray supplement delivers 800 mcg in a single daily dose, which is
quickly and efficiently absorbed and used by the body.Why Spray Vitamins?
Using Spray Labs Sprays brings a number of benefits:
- Spray vitamins are especially useful for those who experience difficulty in swallowing tablets.
- Spray vitamins allow you to exercise more control over dosage levels to achieve optimum benefit in a palatable and easily administered form.
Convenience - Spray vitamins fit into any schedule and can be taken anywhere.
Efficiency - Emerging from a closed and sealed environment, Spray Labs products are sprayed directly into the mouth and swallowed. The result is a simple transformation of a nutritional supplement into nurturing energy.
*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.