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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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I am no longer of childbearing age. How much folic acid do I need now?

I am no longer of childbearing age. How much folic acid do I need now?

400 micrograms in mo: 400 micrograms daily is the recommended amount.. An unrestricted balanced diet provides this without supplementation in most cases. If you areon certain meds eg Methotrexate or have a restricted diet eg vegan / allergies this may not apply to you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for folic acid to be absorbed by body?

How long does it take for folic acid to be absorbed by body?

Normally rapidly: In 1-2 hours there is significant absorption in experimental studies. In diseases of the GI tract, celiac disease, and alcoholism Folic Acid is not absorbed normally. ...Read more

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I'm starting folic acid... Which is the best kind to take or does it matter as long as its folic acid? The kind I have is 400 mg?

Folate (folic acid) is best: Over folic acid. Folate is methylated and thus easily absorbed by a population of people who have a genetic mutation called MTHFR. There is a B12 w/folate that melts under the tongue available. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long we can take folic acid when trying to have a baby?

400-600 Micro-gram: You should start taking Folic Acid prior to getting pregnant even if you are not trying to conceive. Neural tube defects usually develop in the first 28 days of pregnancy, often before a woman even knows that she is pregnant. If you find you are pregnant and have not been taking folic acid, you should start now to help prevent any neural defects in the first three months of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long after conception should one continue to take folic acid?

Doesnt matter: You may continue to take Folic Acid as long as you like. It is a simple vitamin that is good for you. ...Read more

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Im saying how long can I take folic acid for depression it seems to help?

Folic acid: As long as it is working, continue, unless otherwise advised by your doc. ...Read more

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Can i take centrum multivita , folic acid & priorin n at a same time for good hair growth? I want to have long thick hair.

Proteins: Why would you worry about overdoing it on vitamins when hair is made up of proteins, not vitamins? You need to be eating close to 100 grams of protein per day for health. If you are your hair will be better and healthier. ...Read more

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Ok to take folic acid & b vitamins beyond expiration date? If so, how long? A year?

No: Expiration dates are on medications and vitamins for a reason. Vitamins can lose their effectiveness. ...Read more

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My homocysteine level is 20, 17 and 20 again.The thrombosis unit told me to take b12, B6 and folate (folic acid). For how long and when should I get rechecked.

My homocysteine level is 20, 17 and 20 again.The thrombosis unit told me to take b12, B6 and folate (folic acid). For how long and when should I get rechecked.

Life long: I assume you are reporting your level in ?mol/l and in that case your levels are high.If you have a thrombosis related to elevated homocysteine level you should probably on those b vitamins for the rest of your life. You should get your homocysteine level rechecked in 6 months. ...Read more

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