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Folic Acid Is Used To Break Down Complex Carbohydrates
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
Are elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) levels bad? Cause of this? How to bring them down to normal levels?
Needs evaluation: High B12 & folate (folic acid) is not dangerous per se (these vits. Have no known toxicity)& may not be serious, but high B12 may paradoxically be a sign of B12 deficiency & may also be caused by acute or chronic liver disease or leukemia, so deserves further evaluation-see http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/high-vitamin-b12-serum-levels-6037.Html high folate (folic acid) may be a sign of B12 deficiency or blind loop syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi... so is that mean that i have to break the tablet into half and take 1/2 a day? Folic acid.how about taking the full tablet is it harmful?
Can you re-ask: & tell us the dose on the pill. Is the pill scored (line down the middle)? Are you pregnant or trying to get pregnant? Thanks. ...Read more
I'm 11 weeks pregnant and i was wondering if not taking folic acid every day will cause the baby to have Down syndrome or any other health issues?
8 wks post-op gastric sleeve surgery. Down 70#'s Blood work came back w/low hematocrit, hemoglobin & mpv were low. Folate (folic acid) & B12 were norm What's wrong?
Post op anemia: Most likely is a reflection of some blood loos during the surgery, which is not unusual. It takes around 3 months for your blood levels to normalize. At this point it is very unlikely that your anemia is due to some sort of vitamin deficiency. I would not worry about. Just continue taking your vitamin supplements. And follow up labs in a few months. ...Read more
Swollen nodes down right side neck armpit chest stomach and groin painful when pressed 5 month + CBC normal except folate (folic acid) deficiency cud it be cancer?
What foods contain folic acid and what does it do? I know pregnant women have to have it it but what is it for besides being used for pregnancy?
Lost baby last year due to anencephaly.used multivitamins with folic acid for 1year and 5mg folic acid from 2months.folate levels 477 now.can I plan ?
Risk assessment: I am so sorry for your loss. Im glad to see you are taking the folate (folic acid) supplements. As you know anencephaly is multifactorial, with folate (folic acid) deficiency as well as genetic factors. There is an emerging genetics we are learning about and you certainly want to consider consultation with genetics and see your OB for a visit as well. Best of luck and remember anencephaly is rare. ...Read more
What are the benefits (what is it used for?) of deplin? Doc put me on it. Low folate (folic acid) I am assuming?
L-methylfolate: Deplin is l-methylfolate (folic acid). Many chronically depressed people have small genetic mutations leading to inability to convert Folic Acid and folate (folic acid) to l-methylfolate (folic acid) -- the "active" form that crosses the blood-brain barrier to be used in making neurotransmitters. Deplin bypasses this problem, and can augment antidepressant response. http://tinyurl.com/lk938o3. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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