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What is the frequency and dose of folic acid? It is causing constipation how can I solve it/

What is the frequency and dose of folic acid? It is causing constipation how can I solve it/

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

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 8 year old has achey joints, headaches, emotional swings, feeling cold and on and off constipation. Her ferritin is 27 ug/l, saturation 44%, haemoglobin 128 g/l and red cell folate (folic acid) is 1918 nmol/l ?

My 8 year old has achey joints, headaches, emotional swings, feeling cold and on and off constipation. Her ferritin is 27 ug/l, saturation 44%, haemoglobin 128 g/l and red cell folate (folic acid) is 1918 nmol/l ?

Hypothyroidism?: The labs that you report are normal. The symptoms are not normal. The symptoms are somewhat suggestive of hypothyroidism. I would recommend addressing the symptoms with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can you get too much folic acid?

Can you get too much folic acid?

Nope.: All vitamin b complex substances are water-soluble, which means that excess ingested amounts are expelled in the urine, thus avoiding any hypervitaminosis risks. Only the elderly can have subacute spinal degeneration from inadequate vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) while taking excessive folic acid. ...Read more

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Could women get too much folic acid?

Could women get too much folic acid?

Generally NO but...: Folic acid as a water-soluble vitamin has no known toxicity. However, there is evidence that very high doses may interfere with the action of some seizure medicines and thus may provoke seizures in those taking certain anticonvulants. Otherwise there are no known hazards from high Folic Acid intake. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/folate. ...Read more

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What natural foods contain folic acid?

What natural foods contain folic acid?

Lots of them!: Green leafy veges, aparagus, citrus, avocado, broccoli, beans, seeds, nuts, beets, carrots, corn, squash. ...Read more

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Are folate and folic acid the same thing?

Are folate and folic acid the same thing?

Folate /folic acid: Yes the two words are used interchangeably. ...Read more

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What foods are rich in folic acid or folate?

What foods are rich in folic acid or folate?

Her are they: Breakfast cereals fortified with 100% of the dv, ¾ cup 400 beef liver, cooked, braised, 3 ounces 215 lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, ½ cup 179 egg noodles, cooked, enriched, ½ cup 110 spinach, frozen, cooked, boiled, ½ cup 115 great northern beans, boiled, ½ cup 90 asparagus, boiled, 4 spears 89 tomato juice, broccolipapaa raw, orange juice, corn sweet, yellow.Lettuce. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the uses of folic acid tablets use?

What are the uses of folic acid tablets use?

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

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In what way is folic acid beneficial to your health?

Required for DNA: Folic acid is used by the body in the manufacture of dna, so you need it for your own normal metabolism. It is well known that a normal level of Folic Acid in the body decreases the risk for neural tube defects (spina bifida) in babies. ...Read more

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Is taking 1mg of folic acid bad? If so what can happen.

No problem : 1 mg daily is the dose. There is no reason to take more. Taking more is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Is it true if you take folic acid you should take b 12?

No. : You should only be on B12 if B12 deficient. Folate (folic acid) is good for woman of reproductive age to reduce chance of neural tube defects. I see that you have already had a hyst, so that wouldn't be the reason for you... ...Read more

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Is folic acid ok for men to use and what is the advantages?

Is folic acid ok for men to use and what is the advantages?

Folic acid: Folic acid supplement "just because" are never good. If the person on behalf of which you are inquiring is Folic Acid deficient, then he needs to be considered for supplementation. Otherwise, taking vitamins without clear deficiency or situations that require supplementation (certain meds that interfere with vitamin metabolism), may be even harmful. ...Read more

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What is folic acid used for? Is it healthy to take it everyday

Pevent Spinal Bifida: Folic acid particularly in child bearing females is recommended to prevent spina bifida in the newborn especially during pregnancy. If you are not receiving folate (folic acid) from your usual diet, supplementals can help. ...Read more

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Can using folic acid enhacne chemotherapy?

Can using folic acid enhacne chemotherapy?

Counter productive: Speak to your oncologist about any vitamin supplements that you are taking. Folic acid can interfere with the action of certain chemotherapy drug and it may also accelerate the growth of cancers. The same is true for vitamin A and E. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a low folic acid level?

What happens if you have a low folic acid level?

Many symptoms &risks: Folic acid plays a crucial role in health. Common symptoms are depression/irritability, anemia, fatigue, sore swollen tongue, poor appetite, diarrhea, weight loss & headaches.Low folate (folic acid) causes high homocysteine, increasing risk of heart disease & stroke & increases risk of certain cancers & birth defects. See www.Vitamin-mineral-info.Com/folic-acid-folate (folic acid)-vitamin-b9-benefits-signs-of-deficiency.Php. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of being folate (folic acid) deficient?

Folic Acid: A Folic Acid deficiency can present with fatigue, oral ulcerations, tongue swelling, graying hair and inadequate growth. ...Read more

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