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Folic Acid (Natural folate form)

Folic Acid (natural folate form) helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects when taken before and during pregnancy. It also helps support healthy red blood cells and prevent folate deficiency.


Contains the natural folate form of folic acid.



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Product Indications

Folate (folic acid or vitamin B9) helps to reduce the risk of neural tube defects when taken daily, prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy. It also helps the body to metabolise proteins, to form red blood cells and to prevent folate deficiency.

Product Composition

Each tablet contains:

Folate (L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium) 500µg

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep, out of the reach of children.

Pharmacological Action

Tetrahydrofolate plays an indirect role in the rate-limiting step of DNA synthesis. Folic acid reduces damage to DNA and prevents replication errors. Folic acid deficiency disturbs cell cycling, induces cell apoptosis, and increases the rate of cell death. In the bone marrow, abnormal cellular maturation and division caused by folic acid deficiency leads to the development of abnormal red blood cell precursors, which are known as megaloblasts. Megaloblasts are unable to mature into red blood cells properly and many of them are phagocytosed by macrophages in the bone marrow, which contributes to the development of megaloblastic anaemia.

Dosage Directions

Adults and children over 9 years of age: Take 1 tablet daily

Product Warnings

Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy.

Side Effects

Folic acid is generally well tolerated at the recommended dose.


There are no known contraindications.

Product Interactions

Methotrexate: There is some evidence that folic acid supplements reduce the efficacy of methotrexate. Only use this combination under medical supervision.

Special Precautions

Folate should never be giving alone or with inadequate amounts of vitamin B12 for the treatment of megloblastic or pernicious anaemia.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding at recommended doses.

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