People do not know how much they need folic acid
Why don’t maternity clinics tell about the need for folic acid?
Why do they also not tell that the child is likely to be much healthier and the mother will more likely avoid depression during pregnancy if the mother eats vitamin D supplement of 100 mcg / day, in the beginning of pregnancy takes Omega3 fatty acids 1 g and from the 7th month on 2 g, and eats multi-vitamin pills to prevent the lack of Se, Zn, Cu, Mg, and Cr.
Folic acid is also necessary for good brain health. In England the government orders it to be added to flour so that people get an average of 800 mcg. England is the only European country in which memory disorders are on the decline. There the recommended intake is 800 mcg, elsewhere usually 400 mcg, but in Finland only 300. We receive 250 mcg from food, and that is well below the optimum value. Now there are a quarter of a million people diagnosed with memory diseases. The same amount is still undiagnosed and another quarter of a million is heading towards memory diseases. Soon, there are more than one million people who suffer from a memory disease or takes care of one that does. We could not afford that.
The expectant mother should also be particularly careful in the beginning of her pregnancy and avoid all sorts of materials that can emit hormone-disturbing chemicals such as DBA and 30 others. They change the genital and sexual health of the fetus, especially of a male fetus, irreversibly.
These chemicals are obviously to be thanked for the fact that the genital and sexual development disorders are now very common.
Even fish that live near wastewater discharge openings have, in general, both male and female genitalia.
Aslo the increasing scarcity of many species has also been linked to hormone-disturbing chemicals.