Vitamin B9 (folic acid) before and during pregnancy

Vitamin B9 is involved in cell growth and renewal. Its presence in sufficient quantity is particularly important during the first weeks of pregnancy . It helps prevent malformations of the embryo's nervous system (called the neural tube) that can have very serious consequences on the development of the brain (anencephaly) and the spinal cord (spina bifida).

But did you know that it was also recommended to supplement with folic acid (vitamin B9) at least 3 months before pregnancy?

However, in France, nearly 75% of women of childbearing age have dietary folate intakes below the recommended intakes, and 7% are at risk of folate deficiency (the natural form of vitamin B9). Beyond the possible neural tube defects of the baby in case of deficiency, folic acid can help you get pregnant faster and more!

Recent studies confirm that taking folic acid is associated with a lower frequency of infertility, a reduced risk of miscarriage and increased success of infertility treatment. [1], [2]

A clinical trial on women having difficulty conceiving showed that for those who took 400 µg of folic acid for 3 months, 26% became pregnant compared to 10% for those who did not (source: Panth and al, 2018).

Here are the foods in which you will find the most vitamin B9, however, the needs are not always covered by food, which is why we wanted our ISIS BABY, Fertility boost gummies to guarantee you the daily intake. which you need! SHOP your cure here




Poultry offal, grilled or braised


345-770 mcg

Lamb or veal liver, sautéed


331-400 mcg

Cooked legumes


229-368 mcg

Pork or beef liver, braised or sautéed


163-260 mcg

Boiled spinach

125 ml (1/2 cup)


Boiled asparagus

125 ml (1/2 cup)

134 mcg

Enriched pasta, cooked

125 ml (1/2 cup)


Soy beans, boiled or sautéed

125 ml (1/2 cup)

83-106 mcg

Boiled broccoli

125 ml (1/2 cup)


Roasted sunflower seeds

60 ml (1/4 cup)


Romaine lettuce

250 ml (1 cup)


Sunflower seed butter

30 ml (2 tbsp)


cooked beets

125 ml (1/2 cup)


Sprouted soy beans

125 ml (1/2 cup)

64 mcg

Raw spinach

250 ml (1 cup)


Orange juice

125 ml (1/2 cup)


Brussels sprouts cooked

4 cabbages (80g)


Okras (okras), boiled

125 ml (1/2 cup)


Nuts, hazelnuts, filberts, dehydrated, unblanched

60 ml (1/4 cup)



60 ml (1/4 cup)



[1] Silvestris E et al. Nutrition and Female Fertility: An Independent Correlation. Front Endocrinol. 2019;10:346

[2] Gaskins AJ et al. Diet and fertility: a review. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018;218(4):379-389

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