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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
Everyone: Everyone needs it to produce health red blood cells, and for fertility our bodies need it to synthesize and repair dna. Its particularly important ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
All women: Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for pre ... Read More
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
No one : folic acid is synthetic - no one needs it. What you do need are natural folates found in raw fruit and vegetables, or methyl folate as a supplement.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
DNA repair, blood: Everyone needs it to produce health red blood cells, and for fertility our bodies need it to synthesize and repair dna. Its particularly important in ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy: Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for pre ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Folate: You should only take if indicated. Check with your doctor. Pregnant woman should start as soon as they find out when pregnant or while trying to conce ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes and no: Most folic acid tablets and multivitamins have an expiration date on the bottle. Frankly this is erroneous as this compound and many others, will not ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fertifol: Fertifol is a brand name for folic acid. It is available in a number of countries but not all. Folic acid is an orally absorbable vitamin B9 which is ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: They can take Folic Acid - but what specifically is your concern? Is it related to pregnancy?
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many foods: In the US, many grain foods are fortified with folate (folic acid). Concentrations are the highest in liver, yeast, spinach, other greens, and nuts.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Nope.: All vitamin b complex substances are water-soluble, which means that excess ingested amounts are expelled in the urine, thus avoiding any hypervitamin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rockwell
32 years experience Psychiatry
Leafy greens: Folic acid is coming from 'foliage' so think greens, lettuces, etc.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Like with anything in life too much can be bad. So many foods are now supplemented with folic acid. All the Folic Acid you need is in a regular adul ... Read More
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