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Doctor insights on: How Much Folic Acid Should I Be Taking Every Day

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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 should I take each day?

1-5 mg.: Most adults should consume 1 mg of Folic Acid daily - especially women in reproductive age and individuals at risk for cardiac events. Women should probably consume up to 5 mg daily between the ages of 16-46. ...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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On a lamotrigine 100 mg. How much folic acid should I be taking?

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

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How much vitamin d should I be taking a day or every two weeks?

How much vitamin d should I be taking a day or every two weeks?

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

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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?

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

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I take biotin 1000mcg, cod liver oil, and folic acid once a day, how often should I be taking collagen?

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 more

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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

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

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I wanna take calcium tablets as my daily supplement. Can I do that is that advisable? I consume milk twice a day too.

I wanna take calcium tablets as my daily supplement. Can I do that is that advisable?
I consume milk twice a day too.

Calcium: Milk twice a day is good and calcium tablets won't do much for you. That said, calcium tablets are very unlikely to do any harm! The tablets, to my knowledge, are not expensive! ...Read more

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What about folic acid supplement--how much to take and when if ttc?

What about folic acid supplement--how much to take and when if ttc?

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 more

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