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Can Folic Acid Cause Constipation
Folic acid, AKA folate (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
Folic acid: Depending on the age & the deficiency, the serum level & what it is used for, the usual adult dose is 400-1, 000 microgram per day. ...Read more
Not at all: Just curious about the dose, usually given if family history or previous child with spina bifida. Did you mean .5mg? The higher dose will not hurt you or your baby. Again, i encourage all women of child-bearing age to take folate, .4-.6 mg daily, so they're on it for at least 3 months prior to conception. Dr. Colleen morris, geneticist, & i tie a bottle onto every wedding present we give. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I read somwhere taking more then 15mg folic acid causes problems with absorb zinc.So can I take them separate. I.E 15mg B9 morning & zinc in evening.
may not be an issue: Good question. Some studies have shown that in those who had low zinc levels taking Folic Acid reduced zinc absorption ; utilization. Others have shown taking Folic Acid improves zinc absorption ; still others show no significant interaction! it does not seem to be an issue for most. You can try separating them but it may not be necessary. See http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/minerals/zinc/. ...Read more
Homocysteine 10.9 normal is lower than 10.4. B12 folic acid came back normal. So what else can cause it to be high?
Stop worrying: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. I wouldn't give that stuff another thought. A decade ago, this was being tooted as a new coronary risk factor but most of the pathologists I know disregard it. Your B12 and folate are fine. There's nothing you're going to do about this. It probably means nothing. * say, "Forget it." But ask your own physician. ...Read more
Folic acid: This is not likely to produce fatigue. See a doctor and have this professionally evaluated. ...Read more
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