Blackmores Folate

Folate

A convenient 500 µg, one-a-day dose of folic acid for pregnancy and pre-conception.

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Overview

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.

Why use

  • 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

The Blackmores difference

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.

Active ingredients per tablet

Folic acid

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A water-soluble B group vitamin, folate is involved in the synthesis of DNA and RNA and the activation of vitamin B12 into it's active form. Folic acid is found in fresh green leafy vegetables, broccoli, mushrooms, legumes, nuts and fortified cereals.

Dosage

Adults – Take 1 tablet a day with a meal, or as professionally prescribed.

Children under 12 years – Only as professionally prescribed.

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 Conceive Well Gold, Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold, Blackmores I-Folic, or other folic acid containing supplements
  • Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet

Medicine interactions

This product may interfere with certain other medications you may be taking. Click here to learn more.

Physical description

A cream coloured, biconvex, round tablet
Always read the label. Use only as directed.

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Hi, it said that the Folate could not to be taken with Blackmores Conceive Well Gold and Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold. I'm wondering does it only because it will exceed the stated dose of folic acid for taking both tow?
YI
YI 05 Apr 2016
Hi! I wondering is there a halal certificate for this product? Thx
Lusi
Lusi 23 Jan 2016
does it actually work though cause i have been trying to have a baby with my partner for over 4 years now and i have tried elevit but it didnt work and its not seeming like its going to happen any time soon but we reall want to have a baby atleast 1
Anonymous
Anonymous 03 Oct 2015
Hi why can't you have this and the Blackmores folate? I'm currently taking just the folate but was wondering if there's anything I should be including in my preconception vitamins?
Anonymous
Anonymous 16 Aug 2015
Dear Blackmores - like 30% of people I cannot absorb folic due to MTHFR SNPs genetic issues. Neither can my 2 kids. As a Blackmores' shareholder I am pretty disappointed that I need to order folinic and methylfolate from overseas suppliers. Is Blackmores working on this issue? It is a big issue as shown in scientific literature and clinical studies...
Tracey
Tracey 28 May 2015
Do you have methylfolate or folinic acid? 1 out of 3 people are estimated to have genetic SNPs that prevent them from absorbing folic acid...the MTHFR mutation. I currently have to buy folinic and methylfolate from overseas. As a Blackmores shareholder and mother of 2 children also with this mutation I would really like to know when Blackmores will look into supplying this more bio-available form. Please?
Anonymous
Anonymous 28 May 2015
Do you have folate? Folic acid cannot be absorbed by members of my family. Yes, they are different things.
Anonymous
Anonymous 10 Apr 2015
I thought folic acid was synthetic and not the same product as natural folate?
Anonymous
Anonymous 16 Mar 2015