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A 34-year-old female asked:

Is folic acid good to take, or essential to take, even if i'm not trying to conceive?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 29 years experience
Good: Folate (folic acid) is a necessary nutrient, but you get it from a normal healthy diet. Supplements are ok to make sure you get enough. To make sure you get enough, eat "beans and greens". Beans, especially lentils, are very rich in folate, (folic acid) as are greens like kale and spinach.
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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
You can get it from: Food . You do not necessarily to take vitamins and mineral if you eat balanced diet . If you have conditions like intestinal problem, alcohol abuse , gastric bypass or similar condition , you definitely require supplementary vitamins and mineral . You are young and otherwise healthy , i would just advise you to healthy diet
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Last updated Sep 22, 2013
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