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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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Does intake of folic acid makes a person gain weight?

Does intake of folic acid makes a person gain weight?

Folic acid: No.Weight loss can be achieved through excellent nutrition focused on low glycemic index foods, consistent exercise and optimising hormonal imbalance.In my practice, it is the correction of hormonal imbalance which often starts the patient achieving success in the other two areas. ...Read more

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Can folic acid pills cause weight gain?

Upon review was: Uanble to find any references to weight gain on Folic Acid - however, it can cause anorexia (lack of appetite). ...Read more

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Can folic acid cause weight gain ?? I've been taking 7 folic acid pulls daily and I noticed weight gain also I took fish oil and flaxeed supplements?

Can folic acid cause weight gain ??  I've been taking 7 folic acid pulls daily and I noticed weight gain also I took fish oil and flaxeed supplements?

Folic acid: Folic acid can make you gain weight, if you have a deficiency, that it is correcting. If not, then it shouldn't. That sounds like an awful lot of folic acid. Check your dose. The CDC recommends 0.4mg (400 micrograms) per day, in women of child bearing years. More than 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned. If you have a deficiency, then consult your doctor, for the proper dose. ...Read more

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Talking iron and folic acid supplements can cause weight gain?

Talking iron and folic acid supplements can cause weight gain?

No: Taking iron and Folic Acid supplements do not cause weight gain unless a person is drinking a high calorie drink (such as fruit juice) to wash the pills down. Fruit juice has lots of calories. ...Read more

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Anemia:rbc-3.7, hct-35.4, fer-50, iron-54, tibc 268, iron sat 20%, PLT 222, retic .6%, potas 5.2, B12 1500, folate (folic acid) 24.8. College athlete weight gain, fatig?

Anemia:rbc-3.7, hct-35.4, fer-50, iron-54, tibc 268, iron sat 20%, PLT 222, retic .6%, potas 5.2, B12 1500, folate (folic acid) 24.8. College athlete weight gain, fatig?

?Not anemic: Your rbc is low, but hct is probably at the bottom of normal. The other lab values are all normal. This discrepancy between rbc and hct usually means either your red cells are unusually big, or something is interfering with the counting. This can happen with a cold agglutinin (red cells clump in the cold), excessive alcohol, liver problems, or low thyroid. Given other symptoms, check thyroid. ...Read more

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