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Is There Folic Acid In Vitamin B Complex Is It Ok To Take That In Pregnancy
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
You say potato...: Yes, perhaps you've heard the song. Folate (folic acid) and Folic acid are synonyms, meaning they are two words for the exact same thing. Folate (folic acid) is the term used by chemists by convention, Folic acid is a more non specific term but the chemical is identical. Either way, it's all good. ...Read more
I have the MTHFR gene. Is it safe to take the Methyl CpG supplement? Which vitamins should I avoid? It has 2,000mcg of folate, in the M.CpG Is it safe
Go ahead: This gene testing is being promoted by a lab to liability-wary physicians. The majority of folks tested are told they have an abnormal gene and that they should take these folks' supplements. Most of us pathologists think it's subscientific at best, though there's some interesting stuff. Health doesn't come out of a pill bottle and I hope you're eating sensibly and exercising. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to take CoQ10 that has vitamin B in it along with a Super B Complex Vitamin. Can you actually take too much of something. Ty?
CoQ10: CoQ10 is produced Heart, Kidneys, Liver and Pancreas. It is present in legumes, soybeans, peanuts, broccoli, cauliflower and oranges; herring, rainbow trout, sardines and salmon. More than 300 mg/day may affect levels of liver enzymes, may cause headache, nausea, upset stomach, Super B complex Vitamin may cause upset stomach. Vitamin B in CoQ10 may cause further increase in upset stomach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which vitamins/supplements are in cerefolin? Is it safe to take a vitamin b complex & multi vitamin with it?
See below: Cerefolin contains B12, folate, (folic acid) Riboflavin and pyridoxine. You may take Vitamin B complex and muti-vitamin with and you will be taking some of the same vitamins multiple times. Unless you have a specific condition and/or deficiency of a particular vitamin taking vitamin supplements has not been shown to improve health. ...Read more
Likely yes; however: There is no harm in taking them together; however, b vitamins are commonly nauseating. Therefore, taking them together may increase the risk of nausea. I would suggest taking them at different times to prevent nausea and to minimize a large peak of b vitamins. Several smaller doses make the vitamin available throughout the day. ...Read more
I heard that folic acid is useful to be taken before pregnancy is that true? And also vitamins e and c ?!
Yes and maybe: Adequate Folic Acid helps to prevent neural tube defects, a type of birth defect. Taking any multivitamin will generally give you enough, but check the label on your prenatal vitamins to make sure. Vitamin c is water soluble, and you cannot take too much in any practical sense, because any excess you take will be cleared in your urine. Keep to the rda for vitamin e, however, as it is fat soluble. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is safe, and generally recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to take vitafusion women's multivitamin when pregnant? It also contains Vit A which I understand isn't safe to take in pregnancy.
No sun or oral D.: Vitamin d deficiency develops because of inadequate exposure to sunshine and inadequate intake of vitamin d from supplements and food. Over a long period of time calcium deficiency in the bone and blood can develop from significant vitamin d deficiency because calcium can not be absorbed in the intestine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While taking a prenatal vitamin is folate (in whole food vitamins) and folic acid (synthetic vitamins) the same? Or is one better than the other?
The same!: Folate is another name for folic acid, and for prevention of birth defects, or for any other purpose, there is absolutely no difference in effectiveness between Folic Acid that has been made in the lab and Folic Acid from a natural product. You should definitely take a prenatal vitamin that contains one or the other, but the manufacturing process is up to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is calcium & magnesium supplement as "brown rice aminoate complex" safe in pregnancy? I've taken this in pregnancy and i'm worried if it is not safe!
Is it safe to take a vitamin b supplement, a vitamin d supplement, and a multivitamin all at the same time?
Is it safe to take a vitamin b supplement, a vitamin d supplement and a multivitamin all at the same time?
Yes: Yes, under your doctor's supervision.Get a more detailed answer ›
There's 50mg of vitamin b6 in my daily multivitamin. Is it safe to take a melatonin pill that includes 2mg of vitamin b6 or is that too much b6?
B6: I am never sure that multivitamins or single vitamins are better than regular meals but they will not do any harm unless you are being charged too much for it. With spring here and summer coming you probably don't need additional meds. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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