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max dosage of folic acid for developing embryo

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
47 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Folic acid: Folic acid is a co-factor needed for cellular division. Lack of Folic Acid impairs normal cellular division which occurs during embryonic and fetal de ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Folic acid embryo: Folic acid is important to take prior to conception and during early pregnancy. It will reduce the risk neural tube defects. The neural tube involves ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Folic acid: Fetus is most vulnerable during the earliest times right after conception and first trimester when the neural tube is forming.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Brain and spine: Folate (folic acid) is needed both before and during pregnancy to prevent birth defects in your baby's brain and spinal cord.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
47 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Folate (folic acid): Folate is a co-factor used in cellular division. If there is a deficiency of folic acid, cells won't be able to divide properly. The net result is few ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Royal
32 years experience Holistic Medicine
YES: Higher doses of Folic Acid have been found to be improve sperm quality, reduce birth defects, lower risk of macular degeneration, and reduce homocyst ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. Jay Staub
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pre-Pregnancy: You should take 800-1000 mcg of frolic acid daily while you are trying to conceive. Most daily multivitamins for women have that amount. You really do ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Iron: I suggest that you look at the labeling as that is the best and most exact way to determine that
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure: Most prenatal vitamins have abut 1 mg of Folic acid. You could get your folic acid just by taking a prenatal vitamin. It is ok to take 5 mg tablets. I ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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You can: there is no known toxicity with folic acid, although it is unlikely that more is going to help. The normal daily requirement for folate is less than ... Read More
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Dr. Shahid Rafique
44 years experience Internal Medicine
No: There is no evidence to that effect.
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