Top
10
Doctor insights on: Alpha Folic Acid

Share
1

1
Who all needs folic acid?

Who all needs folic acid?

Everyone: Everyone needs it to produce health red blood cells, and for fertility our bodies need it to synthesize and repair dna. Its particularly important in infants and during pregnancy. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers

Folic Acid (Definition)

Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more


2

2
What is folic acid benefit?

What is folic acid benefit?

DNA repair, blood: Everyone needs it to produce health red blood cells, and for fertility our bodies need it to synthesize and repair dna. Its particularly important in infants and during pregnancy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Which foods contain folic acid?

Which foods contain folic acid?

Many foods: In the US, many grain foods are fortified with folate (folic acid). Concentrations are the highest in liver, yeast, spinach, other greens, and nuts. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Which kind of food has folic acid?

Leafy greens: Folic acid is coming from 'foliage' so think greens, lettuces, etc. ...Read more

5

5
Please describe the medication: folic acid?

Daily vitamin: Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Help please? What is folic acid helpful for?

Neural tube defects: Folic acid supplementation taken prior to pregnancy can help prevent a group of birth defects associated with the fetal neural tube. Spina bifida is one example. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What foods are high in folic acid naturally?

Folic acid: Folate (folic acid) is present in green, leafy vegetables, fruits, cereals, nuts, grains, and meats. Folic acid is the synthetic form of the vitamin that is included in supplements and food fortification. It has many of the same biologic effects as folate (folic acid) but is more bioavailable and therefore is relatively more effective. ...Read more

9

9
What are the benefits of folic acid for baby?

Prevent spine defect: Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What are the effects of folic acid in your body?

What are the effects of folic acid in your body?

Folic acid health: Folic acid is naturally found in green leafy vegetables "foliage." in women Folic Acid helps prevent neural tube defects and in everyone is responsible for blood cell health and the production of the chemicals the brain needs to stay healthy. The "trimonoamines" dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine all require Folic Acid to be produced. Even dna requires Folic Acid to help turn genes on and off. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
477 doctors shared insights

Folvite (Definition)

Folvite is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


Dr. Kristi Woods
632 doctors shared insights

Folate (Definition)

Folate is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more