Folic Acid

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Folic Acid
Folic acid is an important member of the B-vitamin group that is necessary for cell replication and growth. It is recommended prior to and during the first trimester of pregnancy for healthy foetal development and reduced risk of neural tube defects.
Ingredients: Folic Acid 300mcg. Contains tableting aids. This product has been tested for listeria and salmonella.
Suggested Use: Adults: Take 1 tablet daily with food, or professionally prescribed.
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Cautions: Individuals with epilepsy should take this product with care as it may interfere with anticonvulsant medications. Consult your health care professional if taking medications suffering from a medical condition before supplementing.

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Nutritional information contained here is based on research literature and published knowledge on nutrition. Any nutritional suggestions should not be taken as medical advice.