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Doctor insights on: Do Taking Folic Acid And Biotin Together Help In The Quality Of Egg Released During Ovulation While Trying To Get Pregnant

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Do taking folic acid and biotin together help in the quality of egg released during ovulation while trying to get pregnant?

Do taking folic acid and biotin together help in the quality of egg released during ovulation while trying to get pregnant?

Folic Acid Important: Folic acid is extremely important for women trying to get pregnant. Taking 400 mcg of Folic Acid daily for at least 2 months before conception decreases the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Biotin is an important for cell growth, but we get enough without needing supplements. Folic acid & biotin are not going to change the "quality" of the egg itself. ...Read more

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


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My period is here early. And I'm on the birth control pills. Can taking folic acid and biotin affect it? And get pregnant?

My period is here early. And I'm on the birth control pills. Can taking folic acid and biotin affect it? And get pregnant?

Doubtful: It is unusual to get your period early, more than a day or two, when you are on birth control pills and taking them correctly. Taking folic acid should not influence this; biotin shouldn't either. If your question is, "Because I'm taking folic acid and biotin, is my period early and could that mean I am pregnant? ", the answer is no. Continue pills as directed. ...Read more

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Biotin, folic acid, collagen, evening primrose, fish oil all taken together daily, is it ok? I am 26 female. No pregnancy plan. Hypervitaminosis?

Biotin, folic acid, collagen, evening primrose, fish oil all taken together daily, is it ok? I am 26 female. No pregnancy plan. Hypervitaminosis?

Totally fine: Hypervitaminosis is a term that refers to toxic levels of vitamin a, d or e, which you clearly don't have since you are not taking any of those! Biotin and Folic Acid are essential nutrients that are non-toxic and prevent birth defects. Evening primrose ; fish oil provide essential fatty acids ; are very safe. Collagen is not essential but also quite safe. You have no need to worry. ...Read more

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Can I take biotin 1000mcg twice a dayextra folic acid 400mcg twice a dayspring valley hair, skin, & nails vitamins 3 times a daywhile pregnant?

Can I take biotin 1000mcg twice a dayextra folic acid 400mcg twice a dayspring valley hair, skin, & nails vitamins 3 times a daywhile pregnant?

Depends: Stay away from folic acid. Use metafolin instead, and 400-800 mcg once a day is enough. I usually do not recommend that much biotin unless there is a reason.
Do not overdose on vitamins. ...Read more

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I am trying to conceive since 8 month n I am taking folic acid since 6 month but still I didn't get pregnant. My periods are regular.?

I am trying to conceive since 8 month n I am taking folic acid since 6 month but still I didn't get pregnant. My periods are regular.?

One year: With regklar periods, and if your age is 28, you are still within normal window trying up to 1 year - even though it feels like a long while. I am certain any fertilty doctor would be glad to speak with you if you are anxious. The Folic Acid is great, keep it up, but remember that does not make you get pregnant quicker. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it good to use folic acid while I'm trying to conceive? And what other things can help me to get pregnant quicker?

Is it good to use folic acid while I'm trying to conceive? And what other things can help me to get pregnant quicker?

Yes: Folic acid won't help you conceive quicker, but it will reduce the chance of significant birth defects when you do get pregnant. 800 mcg daily is my typical recommendation to patients thinking about pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi iam trying to conceive about a one year. Using folic acid, but nothing happened. Plz give me advice about how to get pregnant soon.

U need to see a gyn: For an infertilty evaluation because at your age 1 yr of trying with no pregnancy is the definition of infertility, it could be just one thing wrong with you or multiple issues and 35% can be from your partner, so he needs to do one semen analysis to an infertilty specialist (not the local lab), your gyn can set this up for u. ...Read more

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Can I take folic acid and metafolin (active form) together when trying to conceive after pregnancy loss? Would it be harmful?

Can I take folic acid and metafolin (active form) together when trying to conceive after pregnancy loss? Would it be harmful?

It should not: Be harmful, but I wonder whether it would be necessary. There are many reasons for miscarriages - but unfortunately they are very common. Some have theorized that up to 50% of ALL conceptions (know or not know) may end up in miscarriage (spontaneous or otherwise) ...Read more

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Is taking folic acid and biotin together safe for promoting hair growth?

Is taking folic acid and biotin together safe for promoting hair growth?

Safe but not helpful: Unless a person has some serious vitamin deficiency (very unlikely in the U.S.) taking additional vitamins, folic acid, or biotin at the usual recommended supplement doses will lead to hair growth at about 1mm every couple of days, or about half an inch a month. . . Which is the same hair growth rate as in people not taking extra folate nor extra biotin. ...Read more

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Can I take folic acid 800 mcg, biotin 5000 mcg and multivitamins together?

Can I take folic acid 800 mcg, biotin 5000 mcg and multivitamins together?

Yes, qualified: Folic acid is metabolized to methyl folate. In some individuals this step is inefficient and metylfolate may be a better choice. Some people have adverse reactions to high dose folic acid. Biotin is generally considered safe. This high dose would be inappropriate during pregnancy. Add one at a time and listen to your body's response. ...Read more

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My crown hair is very weak and thinning but eating b complex vitamin my hair get thickening which vitamin is important b1, b2, folic acid, niacin, biotin?

My crown hair is very weak and thinning but eating b complex vitamin my hair get thickening which vitamin is important b1, b2, folic acid, niacin, biotin?

All important: It is a combination of vitamins that aids in maintaining health of hair and nails. The main active vitamin is the biotin. Biotin is known to strengthen and improve hair and hair growth. ...Read more

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Because of ectopic pregnancy 1 of my fallopian tube removed and am trying to conceive and taking 5 mg folic acid suppliment daily is it overdose?

It is excessive: For the prevention of neural tube (and maybe other birth) defects, 400 micrograms of Folic Acid is recommended. For individuals with a history of having an affected child, we often recommend 4milligrams (10x the usual dose.) the dose you are taking is more than recommended, but will likely not be harmful, since it is water soluble and the excess will likely be excreted. ...Read more

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Hi. It's been 54 days since my last menstrul period and I've had 2 negative pregnancy tests. I have been trying to conceive and been taken folic acid.

Hi. It's been 54 days since my last menstrul period and I've had 2 negative pregnancy tests. I have been trying to conceive and been taken folic acid.

Need to be checked: It is better you get yourself checked by your gynecologist for not having periods for two months with negative pregnancy test, especially as you want to get pregnant ...Read more

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Is taking 4mg of folic acid and biotin good for my hair?

Is taking 4mg of folic acid and biotin good for my hair?

No: One's hair will be "as good as it gets", if one eats a normal, healthy, balanced diet (which will contain all the folate (folic acid) and biotin needed for normal living). If a person has a rare disorder causing a deficiency of folate (folic acid) or of biotin, she can work out the details with her doctor. Normal people do not need extra doses of supplements, but 1 daily multivitamin or 1 prenatal vitamin is okay to take. ...Read more

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Which tablets have folic acid and biotin both? And should it help me to growing my beard faster?

Which tablets have folic acid and biotin both? And should it help me to growing my beard faster?

No: Neither folic acid, nor biotin, nor any other stuff is going to make your beard grow faster.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I take biotin 1000mcg, cod liver oil, and folic acid once a day, how often should I be taking collagen?

I take biotin 1000mcg, cod liver oil, and folic acid once a day, how often should I be taking collagen?

Depends on use?: Your biotin will help hair, nails, skin, and cod liver oil will help myelination of nerves, and folic acid depends on if you are MTHFR variant that may not absorb this well affecting demethylation pathways. Collagen is great for joints, gut repair, skin, hair, nails too, and perhaps better than glucosamine or chondroitin for joints. It's the building block for connective tissue. Daily is okay! ...Read more

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