OSFOL-5 Tablet

folic acid 5mg tablets


Each OSFOL-5 tablet contains folic acid 5mg.


Folic acid or vitamin B9 is a water-soluble vitamin that has a key role in DNA synthesis, cell division, cell repair, normal functioning of the nervous system and growth and development of the muscles. Folic acid supplements are also helpful in delaying the cellular aging by preventing the production of stress hormones. In addition, this vitamin also boosts the metabolism and improves the nutrient absorption in the intestine.

Biochemically, folic acid is inactive and it is converted to methyltetrahydrofolate and tetrahydrofolic acid in presence of the enzyme, dihydrofolate reductase. Most of its biological activities are brought about by the tetrahydrofolates and its derivatives. Once active, these molecules are transported across the cells via endocytosis; their main functions in the cell, are to maintain normal erythropoiesis, amino acid interconversion, tRNA methylation, synthesis of purines and thymidylate nucleic acids.

One of the crucial biological functions of folic acid is the regulation of homocysteine levels. This vitamin also prevents the deposition of “bad” cholesterol in the arteries and reduces the risk of various cardiovascular disorders. Folic acid possesses strong antioxidant properties and can neutralize the activity of ROS, just like vitamin C and E. Free radicals are one of the factors responsible for neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. It is also helpful in reducing the inflammation and alleviating its symptoms.

Supportive in the treatments of:

  • Folic acid deficiency
  • Megaloblastic anemia
  • Prevention of neural tube defects – women hoping to conceive
  • Sprue
  • Pellagra

Recommended usage:

1-2 tablets a day or as directed by the physician


OSFOL-5 tablets are contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity towards the ingredients of this health supplement.

Adverse effects:

OSFOL-5 tablets are well-tolerated when administered as per the recommended usage. Rare adverse effects of this supplement include nausea, poor appetite, gas or bloating, abdominal pain, vomiting and headache.


Pregnant and nursing women should discuss with their healthcare professional before consuming this supplement. People with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician prior to taking dietary supplements.


OSFOL -5 tablets are available in 30X1X10’s blister packing.


Always read the product directions before use. Do not exceed the recommended intake. If you suffer from food allergies, make sure you to talk to your healthcare professional before using this product. Vitamin, amino acid, mineral or herbal supplements are not intended to treat or prevent any disease. Food supplements must not replace a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Healthcare and lifestyle information changes constantly. Therefore, the information provided on this website should not be considered current, complete or exhaustive. Please consult your healthcare professional, before coming to any conclusions with respect to your health condition. Properly discard this supplement when it is expired or no longer needed. Store in a cool, dry, dark place and away from the direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate. Keep this product out of reach of children.