Frequently Asked Questions


How should the Folio® tablets be stored?

The tablets must be stored in a dry place, as they are sensitive to moisture. Thus they should never be stored in the bathroom or in the refrigerator. The storage temperature should not exceed 25°C (77°F). Please ensure that the tablets are kept out of reach of young children.

Do the Folio® products contain any artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives?

Folio®forte / Folio®forte iodine-free and Folio® / Folio®iodine-freecontain no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives.

Do the Folio® products contain gluten, lactose or fructose?

No, Folio®forte, Folio®forte iodine-free, Folio® and Folio®iodine-free are free of gluten, lactose and fructose. The tablets can therefore be taken even with an existing gluten, lactose or fructose intolerance.

How are the raw materials generated?

The raw materials are produced or obtained synthetically and correspond to the requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia. Only the anti-caking agent magnesium stearate (magnesium salt of fatty acids) is of vegetable origin. The tablets thus contain no constituents of animal origin.

Is it possible to overdose on Folio®/Folio®forte?

One tablet covers the daily requirement of folic acid and iodine. Due to the above-average iodine intake, a higher dosage should only be taken upon the express instruction of your doctor.

When and how should the Folio® tablets be taken?

Take one tablet of Folio®forte / Folio®forte iodine-free or Folio® / Folio®iodine-free per day, swallowed whole with a little fluid during a mealtime. It is not important to take the tablet at the same time every day.

Why do the Folio® products also contain vitamin B12?

An increasing number of women have a diet that is low in meat or contains no meat at all. However, as meat is the main source of vitamin B12, such a diet may lead to a shortage in supply of this vitamin. As a result, folic acid can no longer carry out its tasks completely, as vitamin B12 is the “auxiliary vitamin” to folic acid.

For this reason, vitamin B12 is added to Folio®forte, Folio®forte iodine-free, Folio® and Folio®iodine-free.

Should Folio® / Folio®forte be taken at the same time as iodine therapy?

No, unless expressly prescribed by your doctor.

Is Folio® good for me even after the breastfeeding period?
In general, the regular intake of folic acid and iodine is advisable for everyone. Covering the daily requirement of these nutrients is not easy, as folic acid is a vitamin that is highly sensitive to heat and light, while iodine is present in our food only to an insufficient extent.
Why is it so important to take Folio® during the breastfeeding period?

The baby is reliant on the supply of nutrients via the breast milk. If your intake of folic acid and iodine is assured, this also promotes the healthy physical and mental development of your child.

If you are not allowed any additional iodine intake for medical reasons, Folio®iodine-free is available.

Over what period of time should Folio®forte / Folio®forte iodine-free be taken? And over what time period should Folio® / Folio® iodine-free be taken?

When planning a pregnancy and up to the end of the 12th week of pregnancy, we recommend taking Folio®forte which contains 800µg of folic acid and 150µg of iodine. According to recent scientific insights, this leads to an assured folic acid status being built up more rapidly – which is optimum for the first trimester of pregnancy. This is also the case if a dietary supplement containing 400 µg of folic acid has been taken for a longer period of time. Folio® contains 400 µg of folic acid and 150 µg of iodine, thereby covering the daily requirement from the 13th week of pregnancy and during the breastfeeding period.

Women who are not allowed any additional iodine intake, e.g. due to thyroid disease, may use the iodine-free products Folio®forte iodine-free or Folio®iodine-free.

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