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What is the difference between folic acid and the drug Elivate

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doina Marina
52 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Fefol has also iron.: Fefol is used to prevent and treat iron deficiency anemia and folate (folic acid) deficiency especially during pregnancy.

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Totally different: These are entirely different minerals that are required for proper functioning of your body. Folate (folic acid) is found in grains and leafy green v ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Natural vs synthetic: Folates (folic acid) occur naturally in foods and are biologically active. Folic acid is the oxidized form of folate (folic acid). It is made synthet ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience in General Practice
Synthetic v natural: Folate (folic acid) is the naturally occurring form of the b vitamin. Folic acid is the synthetic form. Synthetic Folic Acid is mostly absorbed, fol ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Folates (folic acid) occur naturally in foods and are biologically active. Folic acid is the oxidized form of folate (folic acid). It is made synthet ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
This is serious: Pernicious anemia is one cause of a low B12 but your situation is complicated. If you are a non-supplementing vegetarian, please reconsider. You will ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Iron: Fefol is Folic Acid and iron in the same supplement.
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Folate (folic acid) better form: Folate (folic acid) is the naturally-occuring form that occurs in foods, whereas Folic Acid is a synthetic form. While Folic Acid is better absorbed, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No other way: You should consult an allergist as soon as you can since poorly controlled asthma poses risk to both the baby and the pregnant mother. You need drugs ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Pregnancy: A balanced diet is the best way for a pregnant woman to receive nutrients, but vitamin supplements can also be beneficial. Supplements do not replace ... Read More
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