A convenient 500 µg, one-a-day dose of folic acid for pregnancy and pre-conception. Blackmores Folate is a source of folic acid which, if taken daily for one month before conception and during pregnancy, may reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and/or spinal cord.
May reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain &/or spinal cord, such as spina bifida and anencephaly, if taken daily for 1 month prior to conception and during pregnancy
Convenient one-a-day dosage
Blackmores Folate is a convenient dose of folic acid developed for women planning pregnancy who may not get adequate levels of folic acid in their diet.
Blackmores also has the following other products containing folic acid which may be more suitable depending on your needs:
If you are trying to conceive consider taking Blackmores Conceive Well Gold™ formulated for preconception care, it supplies nutrients that are important to support normal conception and pregnancy, including folic acid.
Once pregnant consider changing to Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold. This is a premium, comprehensive formulation which contains vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids beneficial for both mother and baby.\
Foetal formation increases the mother's need for folic acid and
deficiency is common during pregnancy. Supplementation of
folic acid is recommended for at least one month prior to
conception and for the duration of the pregnancy, and may
reduce the incidence of neural tube defects in the unborn child.
Deficiency of folic acid is common in the general population,
resulting from prolonged stress, chronic alcoholism, viral
infection and liver disease. When folic acid is lacking, red blood
cells become enlarged and oxygen carrying capacity is reduced,
resulting in symptoms of breathlessness, headache, pallor,
muscle fatigue and exhaustion. Additionally, deficiency of folic
acid (along with vitamin B6), is associated with elevated plasma
levels of homocysteine.
Active ingredient per tablet Folic Acid 500mcg.
Adults: Take one tablet daily with main meal, or as professionally prescribed.
Do not exceed the stated dose. If you have had a baby with spina