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Folic Acid Plus B12 Medication
Have started Zantac 300 (ranitidine) to be taken for 1 month I Have a Blood Test
FBC ,Serum Folate, (folic acid) Serum B12 can this medication interfere with it?
No: The test should be accurate while taking this medicine. I hope you are well. ...Read more
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
High B12 Folate (folic acid): I understand your concern. Researchers in Denmark have found that higher than normal levels of B12 may indicate a person is at risk of developing Lung, Colon and Liver cancer. National Institute Health Research stated-High folate (folic acid) does not appear to increase the risk of anemia among healthy people with low B12 levels See your physician for evaluation tests and treatment ...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 I started rec B12 injec recently. Felt much better however Tues I fainted. My r cell folate (folic acid) was 346 before injs could this be low off inj ?
Utility of B12: The proven utility of B12 injections for symptoms of fatigue, listlessness, general malaise is an age old debate. It certainly has its role in certain pathologies such as neuropathies, dementia, and certain forms of anemia. In general, I look for other reasons to explain all the things people think B12 cures which have never been proven. B12 would not LOWER your folate (folic acid) levels anywhere in the body ...Read more
Meat and leafy vegs: B12 is found in red meat, and liver folic acid is best found in leafy vegetables. Iron is best found in red meat- if you want the iron that is best absorbed. Non heme iron which is not as well absorbed is also found in leafy vegetables like spinach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Need injections to catch up.Get a more detailed answer ›
Iam 36yrs f .what cause and what does it mean
high folic acid level (24.00 ng/ml) and normal Vit B12 (475pg/ml)?
Not a problem: There are no ill-effects associated with a high serum folate. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Homocysteine 10.9 normal is lower than 10.4. B12 folic acid came back normal. So what else can cause it to be high?
Stop worrying: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. I wouldn't give that stuff another thought. A decade ago, this was being tooted as a new coronary risk factor but most of the pathologists I know disregard it. Your B12 and folate (folic acid) are fine. There's nothing you're going to do about this. It probably means nothing. * say, "Forget it." But ask your own physician. ...Read more
I've been taking b12 and folic acid for a few years. My MCV is always around 97. Is this ok? I take cynacobalamin.
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, MCV of 97 is in the upper end of normal, but still normal. If this is the only finding of concern, do not worry. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Folic acid -24.6, serum B12 - 600, high folic acid may mask B12 def, what does that mean? is serum B12 falsly high? what other tests for B12 def?
Hi,I have a very high of folic acid which is 70 and is 10 times higher and my vita
In b12 is 2500 .how can I loose them fast ? My body became toxic to
Will pass soon but:: You can not have too much folate but folic acid is a synthetic substance that can be toxic to some degree. Your body will eliminate it naturally and nothing is known to speed that, but do not take any more vitamins with folic acid; instead take L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate. There is no known toxicity from B12 but if you have not been taking B12 see a doctor. See http://tinyurl.com/o3dlzfg ...Read more
How many pills of each a day should I take of folic acid, b6, B12 one dr gave me the mg of each just don't know how many a day for compound heterozygo?
MTHFR?: I am assuming your question got cut off and you have mthfr polymorphism? The number of pills would related to how many milligrams are recommended and you should be taking the methylated forms of folate (folic acid) and b12. You doctor may also know if you have specific deficiencies or health issues so you should contact your doctor. Mthfr.Net is a decent resource if you do have that issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take vit c500mg, vit D3 1000iu, vit B12 100mcg, folic acid 1mg a2. Do i take them all at once? How many of each do I take and how far apart do I take
See below: It's ok to take these together. Vit d is better absorbed after a meal. For the others it shouldn't matter.I advise at least 1000 mg of vit c 2x/day- it doesn't stay in your body for long! i advise 4000-5000 iu vit d from sept. To april (you can find pills with 5000 units). During spring & summer don't need if you spend time in mid-day sun.Consider a full b complex & taking vit k with d. What's a2? ...Read more
Folic acid 2 mg.: B12 supplement is essential for those over 50 , since absorption of B12 is diminished in the sixth decade generally: 25-100 mcg. per day . ...Read more
What does it mean if both my B12 & Folates (folic acid) are low in one blood test but just B12 in repeat blood test?
Food supplements: Folate is added to many foods, e.g. cereals. If your folate level was marginally at the first reading, it may have been corrected though normal food intake. B12 absorption is more complex and may need injections to supplement. With the exception of B12 and vitamin D you do not need supplements if you are eating a mixed diet. And testing for "micronutrients" is a waste of money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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