A 60-year-old female asked:
my body is low in b12 and folic acid. i was given national nasal spray 500 mcg. what other fruits and vegetables can i use to bring up these two thing?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Patrick Weix answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Green leafy!: Green leafy vegetables are great sources of folic acid. Beans and other sources are shown here: http://www.Veganhealth.Org/b12/folate there are no reliable vegetarian sources of b12--it is made by bacteria and supplements are the most reliable way. If you have trouble with absorption, your doctor can provide a B12 shot.
Answered on Jul 2, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Folic acid: Folic acid can be found in many foods to include leafy dark green vegetables, legumes, beans, whole grains, wheat brain, citrus fruits, liver, pork, poultry and shellfish. Folic acid supplementation is recommended prior to and during pregnancy.
Answered on Jul 5, 2019
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