Blackmores Folate 90 tablets may reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and/or spinal cord
Blackmores Folate is a convenient, one-a-day dose of folic acid for pregnancy and pre-conception.
Folate, also called folic acid, plays a role in DNA and RNA synthesis and so is critical in cellular division. In order to divide properly cells need adequate folic acid. The development and growth of a foetus involves constant cell division, which can lead to an increase in the mother's demand for folate.
Supplementation of folate is recommended for at least one month prior to conception and during pregnancy, and may reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the unborn child.
Dosage: Adults – Take 1 tablet a day with a meal, or as professionally prescribed. Children under 12 years – Only as professionally prescribed.
Active Ingredients: Folic acid 500 µg
Contraindications and Cautions: Do not exceed the stated dose of folic acid except on medical advice. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect you should seek specific medical advice. Not to be taken with Blackmores Concieve Well Gold, Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold, Blackmores I-Folic, or other folic acid containing supplements. Always read the label. Use only as directed.