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Does folate metafolin folic acid at 800 mcg cause hair loss?

Does folate metafolin folic acid at 800 mcg cause hair loss?

No.: Methylfolate side effects (only in some people) are: irritability, insomnia, sore muscles, achy joints, acne, rash, severe anxiety, palpitations, nausea, headaches, migraines. Hair loss is not a side effect of methylfolate (metafolin). ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Is hair loss a symptom of folic acid deficiency?

Is hair loss a symptom of folic acid deficiency?

Hair loss: Hair loss may occur in those with dietary disorders, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, low estrogen states. I am not aware of Folic Acid as an individual cause. ...Read more

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Previous ida. Now high B12 and folate (folic acid) levels. Ferritin result is not back. Significant hair loss and sob? Could high folate (folic acid) mask B12 deficiency? Thx

Previous ida. Now high B12 and folate (folic acid) levels. Ferritin result is not back. Significant hair loss and sob? Could high folate (folic acid) mask B12 deficiency? Thx

Masks anemia only: High folate (folic acid) can mask megaloblastic anemia caused by B12 deficiency but does not affect B12 levels. The high B12 levels you have are proof that you don't have B12 deficiency. I don't know what ida is. Hair loss ; sob can have many causes. It sounds like you are being evaluated for possible causes. ...Read more

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How can one tell the difference between low b12 and pernicious anaemia? Mildly low ferritin, b12, folate (folic acid) and red blood cells. Hair loss too.

How can one tell the difference between low b12 and pernicious anaemia? Mildly low ferritin, b12, folate (folic acid) and red blood cells. Hair loss too.

This is serious: Pernicious anemia is one cause of a low B12 but your situation is complicated. If you are a non-supplementing vegetarian, please reconsider. You will need a proper set of labs and an inquiry as to the cause of each deficiency. Insist on full explanations ...Read more

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Having hair loss & unhealthy skin.Would i take b12, biotin, fe &folic a. As am trying also to conceive or better take dietary supplement only.Or both ?

Having hair loss & unhealthy skin.Would i take b12, biotin, fe &folic a. As am trying also to conceive or better take dietary supplement only.Or both ?

Take prenatal vits: If you are trying to get pregnant, take prenatal vits that contain all the above. Good balanced diet is always healthy and beenficial. ...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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Is it safe to take folic acid for hair?

Is it safe to take folic acid for hair?

Need more informatio: Problems with hair can be the result of zinc or magnesium deficiency. Thryoid problems also need to be ruled out. Biotin is another issue. ...Read more

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I just wanted to know if it was alright to be taking my Hair and nails vitamins, Biotin, Folic acid and a daily womens vitamin?

I just wanted to know if it was alright to be taking my Hair and nails vitamins, Biotin, Folic acid and a daily womens vitamin?

OK B-Co/Women's vits: 18 year old female wants to know, If it was alright to be taking my Hair and nails vitamins, Biotin, Folic Acid and a daily women's vitamin? OK Hair and nails vitamins, Biotin/ Folic Acid belong to the water soluble B-Complex vitamin group, and are not usually stored in the body, hence the brilliant gold-yellow urine. Women's vitamin contain B-Co + other vitamins: A,C, D, E minerals/ supplements ...Read more

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Does taking folic acid promote hair growth?

Folic Acid: Folic acid is a water-soluble b vitamin which is very important for healthy hair growth. However, Folic Acid does not promote new hair growth on its own; its benefits can be enjoyed along with the other forms of b vitamins to encourage health hair growth. A deficiency of this vitamin can lead to change in hair color. ...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 centrum multivita , folic acid & priorin n at a same time for good hair growth? I want to have long thick hair.

Can i take centrum multivita , folic acid & priorin n at a same time for good hair growth? I want to have long thick hair.

Proteins: Why would you worry about overdoing it on vitamins when hair is made up of proteins, not vitamins? You need to be eating close to 100 grams of protein per day for health. If you are your hair will be better and healthier. ...Read more

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I have hair pills that have folic acid in them.Is it ok for me to take them for trying to get pregnant until i finish the bottle?

Folic acid in preg.: Women need at least 1 mg of Folic Acid per day to minimize the possiblity of birth defects in their children. Ideally the Folic Acid should be taken starting before the pregnancy. I am concerned that the Folic Acid in your supplement would be bioavailable in this case. ...Read more

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For faster hair growth can I consume 5000mg biotin , prenatal or folic acid , multivitamins, 3000mg fish oil pills daily? Is is safe?

For faster hair growth can I consume 5000mg biotin , prenatal or folic acid , multivitamins, 3000mg fish oil pills daily? Is is safe?

Yes, safe but...: Taking all of the things you mention is quite safe. However, there is no guarantee this will result in faster hair growth; if you are deficient in any of those (which is actually quite common) then it should help somewhat; if not deficient then it won't do much for your hair but may still have other health benefits. See http://bit.Ly/18xyule for more re: benefits of vitamins. ...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


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Folvite (Definition)

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