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should i take folate

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
If you are pregnant: Then it can help prevent a specific class of spinal cord defects called "neural tube defects." if you are not pregnant, then eating a good and balan ... Read More
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Unless : There is a stron history of familial colon cancer. Then supplementation with filicide acid has benny of benefit.
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Epigenomes: Epigenetics would be the key to silencing illness in the body which might be the future of medicine. Methylation is what makes us stay young and due t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Folic acid is folate (folic acid): Folic acid and folate are the same compound. Follow your gynecologists and hematologists recommendations. Folate is often prescribed during pregnancy ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
MTHFR: If you've been tested for mthfr mutations and do have one, then your body may not do well with Folic Acid at all. You would benefit more from me ... Read More
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Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Folic acid is bad: Folic acid is synthetic folate, and needs extra metabolic steps to turn it into a usable form. The body is very slow to convert it, and unmetabolized ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Zhang
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: All women in their childbearing years should take folate, (folic acid) especially if they are actively trying to conceive. Folic acid helps reduce the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
B12: Less folate (folic acid) won't leave you with brain damage. Truth be told, though, as one of tomorrow's physicians you already know you don't treat la ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Okay: To continue folic acid Actually 1 mg is enough. You should also take daily iron supplement since ferritin is low
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See: Folate is an essential prenatal vitamin. B12 supplements are not.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Warfarin: It's ok to take warfarin and folate (folic acid).
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Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
You say potato...: Yes, perhaps you've heard the song. Folate (folic acid) and Folic acid are synonyms, meaning they are two words for the exact same thing. Folate (foli ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: You may take folic acid supplement. Better yet to take multivitamin with folic acid, in case you are deficient in other vitamins. You may take both. F ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Folic acid: Hi, the maximum recommended dose for Folic acid is 4 mg, but folic acid is water soluble vitamin and can be easily excreted from kidneys unless you ha ... Read More
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