Assists in supporting your baby's brain development. Blackmores I-Folic® combines important pre-conception and pregnancy nutrients, iodine and folic acid, into a single formula.
A recent study** highlighted that pregnant women's iodine levels in Australia and New Zealand seem to be declining, and inadequate iodine intake is widespread amongst the general population.
Iodine is required for the normal functioning of the thyroid gland, and is a crucial nutrient involved in the normal synthesis of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones interact with almost every cell in the body and regulate cellular metabolism including oxygen use. Thyroid hormones level are important for normal child growth and development. Adequate supply of iodine is crucial during and after pregnancy, as iodine plays an important role in your baby's brain development, mental development and physical motor skills. It can take up to 5 months to optimise iodine levels before pregnancy.
Folic acid plays a critical role in cellular division and DNA and RNA synthesis. Cells need adequate folic acid in order to divide properly. The development and growth of a foetus can put increased demands in the mother for folate, since cell division is constantly happening.
Supplementing folate for at least one month prior to conception and during pregnancy is highly recommended and may reduce the risk of neural tube defects in your unborn child.
Consider taking Blackmores Conceive Well Gold if you are trying to conceive: it is especially formulated for pre-conception care and supplies nutrients that are needed in preparation for conception and pregnancy (including iodine and folic acid).
Once pregnant consider changing to Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold. 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.
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**Li M, et al. Asia Pacific Journal Clinical Nutrition 2001; 10(3):200-3
- 5 months supply in 1 bottle.
- Formula optimises both folic acid and iodine levels.
- Iodine promotes the development of baby's brain, eyesight and hearing.
- Provides a daily dose of 500 µg of folic acid that may reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and/or spinal cord such as spina bifida if taken daily for 1 month prior to conception and during pregnancy.
- Easy to remember 1-a-day-dose in a small tablet.
Contains 150 tablets.
|Iodine (as potassium iodide 327 µg)||150 µg|
|Folic acid||500 µg|