U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Chicago, IL
A 34-year-old female asked:

my daily prenatal vitamins have 800mcg of folic acid and 8mcg of b12. is that sufficient? it's the equaline brand.

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Should be but...: 800 mcg of Folic Acid should be fine, though if you are among the 1/3 of people that have trouble converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-mthf, you might consider supplementing with 1 mg of l-5-mthf (only a blood tests tells for sure). The rda of B12 is only 2.6 mcg so 8 mcg should be ok, though if you are vegan you could take higher amounts to be safe. For most, what you are on is fine.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Jun 25, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.