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How much folic acid should I be taking every day?

How much folic acid should I be taking every day?

800 mg: If your pregnant 800 to 1000mg of Folic Acid per day will suffice to help with growth and many metabolic processes for both you and baby. More so having adequate Folic Acid levels before conception (400mg/day) can reduce some birth defects of the heart and nervous system. So it's never to early to start (folate (folic acid) is a water soluble b vitamin so excess is excreted in urine). ...Read more

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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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How much folic acid do women need every day?

How much folic acid do women need every day?

About 400 micrograms: The best way to get Folic Acid is through your diet. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. You can also take an adult multivitamin to ensure you get enough Folic Acid every day. ...Read more

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How should I remember to take folic acid every day?

How should I remember to take folic acid every day?

Take with brushing: Take your meds or vitamins when you brush your teeth. ...Read more

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Is it okey to take ferrous sulfate and Folic acid 400mcg every day?

Is it okey to take ferrous sulfate and Folic acid 400mcg every day?

Yes: These should be fine to take in a young female such as yourself. Only a patient with iron overload (hemochromatosis, etc.) should avoid iron supplementation. Most males do not need iron supplementation, but child-bearing aged females often can benefit from these two supplements. ...Read more

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My friend self injects every day and takes 5mg folic acid everyday.she is b12 Def. Doc also injects ever 4 weeks. Is it to much. Doc don't know?

No harm, no benefit: One mg of folic acid/day is more than sufficient. A doctor giving her injection every 4 weeks is also more than sufficient for B12. Taking more of these vitamins will not do harm but will not do any good either. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably not: While Folic Acid is recommended during pregnancy, the lack of supplement does not cause defects. Supplements decrease the risk that your child will have a neural tube defect such as spina bifida. It has no bearing on the risk for down's. ...Read more

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I'm b12 deficiency I get injection every 8 weeks.my folic acid is 6.0.i take Folic acid myself 0.4mg should I take more than 1 a day.

Yes: There is recent evidence that folic acid levels should normally be higher than the current standards. Taking 1.0 mg. tablet of folic acid would be approrpirate. ...Read more

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