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How Much Folic Acid Should I Be Taking Every Day
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
Im 3weeks n 5days pregnant...should i start taking folic acid from now? If yes, then how much mg n dose should i consume? What about 1 mg folic acid?
Take with brushing: Take your meds or vitamins when you brush your teeth. ...Read more
Range of dosing: Minimal about 400 mcgs, and maximal 4 mg daily. Doctors do vary in their recommendations. Many of my colleagues would use 800 mcgs daily. ...Read more
How many micrograms of folic acid should I take with mthfr before I'm pregnant and after? Can you get too much folic acid?
Vit D3: Vitamins are a supplement and should not be taken in large doses (tens of thousands of units) as some can be harmful in large doses. Some vitamins should be taken with food some not so do your research. Vit d3 is the one you want, you should get a blood test from your md to check your level of d3. ...Read more
How much vit c grams should i take per day to increase hemoglobin level with iron for sure and when should i take it?
One Thousand mg: You can take 1000 mg per day ...Read more
5 weeks pregnant I am taking folvite (folic acid) 5 mg before and after i got pregnant. Is this dose too much ? If yes should I reduce? And will that harm my baby?
Maybe: That is a high dose of folic acid. I'm assuming that a doctor recommended that dose? There are definitely times when women should take higher doses of folic acid, such as history of neural tube defect, history of seizures, on anti-seizure medication, multiple gestation. I would speak with your doc to understand why such a high dose. Or, if you're worried, you can drop to 1mg a day. ...Read more
I am taking vitamin d, magnesium and folic acid after supper. I also need to take acidophilus & bifidus 3x per day so can i take it at the same time ?
Explanation : You can take acidophilus and bifidus at the beginning of supper with food and other medications after your supper ...Read more
I take biotin 1000mcg, cod liver oil, and folic acid once a day, how often should I be taking collagen?
Depends on use?: Your biotin will help hair, nails, skin, and cod liver oil will help myelination of nerves, and folic acid depends on if you are MTHFR variant that may not absorb this well affecting demethylation pathways. Collagen is great for joints, gut repair, skin, hair, nails too, and perhaps better than glucosamine or chondroitin for joints. It's the building block for connective tissue. Daily is okay! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much iron should I consume in a day? I am anemic and take iron supplements but only one a day. Should I take more?
Is it possible to take too much vitamin d while pregnant? I've been told to take 10000 iu a day. I am 36 weeks and have taken this amount since 34
10,000 not too much: Yes, it is possible to take too much vit. D, but 10, 000 iu/day is a safe dose. Toxicity has never been documented with doses under 40, 000 units/day. It often takes doses of 10, 000 iu/day to achieve optimal blood levels. Taking vit. D during pregnancy reduces chances of preterm labor, preeclampsia & diabetes. See http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/news/20100504/high-doses-of-vitamin-d-may-cut-pregnancy-risk. ...Read more
I wanna take calcium tablets as my daily supplement. Can I do that is that advisable?
I consume milk twice a day too.
Take 1 mg daily.: 1-5 mg daily can be safely consumed (and costs next to nothing). If you are a reproductive age woman, take closer to the 5 mg dose for at least 3-12 months before conception to prevent preterm birth, open neural tube defects and cardiac anomalies in your offspring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay if i could take two tablets of folic acid 400 mcg before trying to get pregnant? I have a single nature made folic acid 400 mcg
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