Dietary Management of Folate Metabolism Disorders

Frequently Asked Questions

Why has my healthcare professional recommended Neurofolin?

Your healthcare professional may have recommended Neurofolin to you to support a special requirement for folate that cannot be met by consuming standard food alone.

How is Neurofolin different to folic acid in food?  

Unlike the regular folic acid found in standard fortified foods, Neurofolin has been specifically formulated for the dietary management of patients with folate metabolism disorders. It contains 15 mg of L-methylfolate, an amount that cannot be met by consuming standard foods alone.

How is Neurofolin supplied? 

Neurofolin is supplied in boxes of 30 sachets (one month’s supply).

Where can I purchase Neurofolin? 

Neurofolin is only available in pharmacies. It can be purchased without a prescription. Please speak to your pharmacist.

Where should I go for more information? 

If you have any questions about Neurofolin ask your doctor, dietician or pharmacist.

What is a Food for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) ?

In Australia Neurofolin is classified as a Food for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) and is regulated by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand. Products in this category are used to manage the diets of people with certain disorders or medical conditions, and they are intended for people whose nutritional requirements cannot be met by consuming standard food alone.

These products do not require a prescription, but must be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Nutritional Information

Each sachet of Neurofolin (4.5g) contains
Energy 36KJ (9 Cal)
Protein Less than 0.1g
Fat Less than 0.1g


Less than 0.1g
Carbohydrates 1.0g




Sodium 396mg
L-methylfolate calcium (as Metafolin®) 15mg
Cyanocobalamin (B12) 1mg

Food acid (citric acid), mineral salts (sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate), glucose syrup solids (rice), inulin (from chicory), natural flavour, sweetener (sucralose), vegetable gum (xanthan gum), natural colour (safflower extract), vitamins (L-methylfolate calcium, cyanocobalamin).
Sodium in this product must be included in calculations for a low sodium diet.
Contains no artificial preservatives, artificial colours or artificial flavours.
Does not contain dairy, peanuts or soy.
Suitable for vegans.
Made in Australia from imported ingredients.