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Doctor insights on: L Methylfolate Vs Folic Acid

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Will a multivitamin containing 400 mcg of folic acid interfere with the efficacy of l-methylfolate as an ssri adjunct for a homozygous tt mthfr?

Will a multivitamin containing 400 mcg of folic acid interfere with the efficacy of l-methylfolate as an ssri adjunct for a homozygous tt mthfr?

Not at all: The homozygous mthfr mutation limits your cells' ability to activate the dietary Folic Acid and the Folic Acid in the multivit. The l-methylfolate is the active form of Folic Acid and can go right to work improving your neurotransmitter synthesis. But the mthfr mutations may also interfere with your complete utilization b12, ask you doctor if you need active b12, methylcobalamin, as well. ...Read more

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 metafolin and methylcobalamin can you take when trying to conceive? I have to take4mg of folic acid but isn'tmetafolin better? Can I take both

No data: Folic acid is frequently recommended because in some studies women taking it had a lower chance of having a baby with spinal problems. A higher dose, such as 4 mg is used if there is a factor that hinders Folic Acid acid metabolism. An example would be certain seizure medications. Metafolin is the natural form of Folic Acid but there are no studies to see if it prevents spinal problems. ...Read more

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I took 5mg methylcobalamin b12, and 4mcg of 5mthf Folate (folic acid). Is this too much? I got a rush of focus after taking this. Almost like too much caffeine

I took 5mg methylcobalamin b12, and 4mcg of 5mthf Folate (folic acid). Is this too much? I got a rush of focus after taking this. Almost like too much caffeine

Sounds fine: You can't overdose on either. Here in Kansas City, especially in the mid-20th century, "vitamin B12 shots" weren't always just vitamin B12. I trust you got yours from a reliable supplies. There's no need to take either if you're eating a sensible, balanced, non-vegetarian diet. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Should I take folic acid tablets with methylcobalamin injection?

Should I take folic acid tablets with methylcobalamin injection?

For what?: Why are you supplementing? Were you told you have a deficiency? Are you pregnant or planning on getting pregnant in the not too distant future? You can get B12 naturally from wild fish like salmon and you can get folate (folic acid) aturally from green vegetables and whole grains. Get your vitamins naturally when ever you can. ...Read more

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Does folic acid ever expire?

Yes and no: Most folic acid tablets and multivitamins have an expiration date on the bottle. Frankly this is erroneous as this compound and many others, will not spontaneously degenerate. Only if the bottle is kept too warm or too wet will there be a change in the potency or quality. ...Read more

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What can people take folic acid for?

Anemia: 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. Can help with anemia. ...Read more

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What does a high folic acid level mean?

Supplements?: Is it high due to your taking supplements or because of folate (folic acid) in your diet. High folate (folic acid) has been associated in some studies with increased risk for prostate and colon cancer while other studies show that it prevents neural tube defects in fetuses. Get it naturally and you typically don't have to worry about high levels. ...Read more

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Can you take levoflaxin with folic acid?

Yes: I know of no problem arising from this combination. Beware though that some of the minerals that are in some vitamins can decrease the absorption of levofloxin if they are taken at the same time. Best wishes ...Read more

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What is the use of folic acid in general?

Pregnancy/Anemia: 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. Can help with anemia. ...Read more

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Does folic acid tablets increase apetite?

In certain groups.: -loss of appetite is one of the signs of Folic Acid deficiency.
-in preschool children with poor appetite Folic Acid given for 20 days increased hunger (2007).
-rats on a diet without folate for 23 days had low weight, gained it after supplementation (1989).
-folic acid is especially important in infancy, adolescence, pregnancy (it protects against ntds) when cells ; tissues are growing rapidly. ...Read more

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Is 2.1 a normal folate (folic acid) range?

No: The normal range is 4-20 depending on the lab. That being said even four is at the low range. Try to be at least 50% or higher since Folic Acid is helpful for replicating cells, fertility, possible helpful in neuromuscular disease. I recommend at least 800mcg to 1mg daily until you catch up and then taking them about 3-4x/week to maintain your levels. ...Read more

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Should u take folic acid when trying for a baby?

Should u take folic acid when trying for a baby?

Yes.: A would take pre-natal vitamins while trying to conceive. These vitamins have 800mcg of folic acid. This is reasonable nutritional support. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high folate (folic acid)?

What does it mean to have high folate (folic acid)?

Taking too much: Too much folate (folic acid) is generally not a problem, but you might cut back on the vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

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Does folic acid work as a antiflamatory? Thank you...

Does folic acid work as a antiflamatory? Thank you...

No: The supplement Folic Acid (the synthetic form of folate (folic acid), (folic acid) a b vitamin) has some antioxidant function http://tinyurl. Com/mpdzzlv -- but this does not make it anti-inflammatory. Folate (folic acid) is essential in making dna, the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine, and red ; white blood cells. Dietary sources of folate (folic acid) include leafy greens, which are part of an anti-inflammatory diet though. ...Read more

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Should I be concern if my folic acid level is low 4.3?

Folic acid: Folic acid is in all the vitamins and one tablet of a vitamin or 1 mg of folic acid daily should take care of low folic acid unless you have had resection of a significant portion of your small bowel removed ...Read more

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