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.
Once pregnant consider changing to Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Advanced. This is a premium, comprehensive formulation which contains vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids beneficial for both mother and baby.
Adults - Take 1 tablet a day with a meal, or as professionally prescribed.
Children under 12 years - Only as professionally prescribed.
- 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 Conceive Well Gold, Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Advanced or other folic acid containing supplements
- Advise your doctor of any medicine you are taking during pregnancy, particularly in your first trimester
Folic acid 500 µg
No added salt, yeast, gluten, wheat, milk derivatives, preservatives, artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners. Contains soy.