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Otc Folic Acid Dose
Im compound heterozygous, what would be the best folic acid to take, OTC and mg and how many a day?
OTC : Folic aviv, any brand is fine, and i would recommend 800mg once a day. It doesn't matter if you take it morning or night, with food or not but what matters is that you are consistent in your habits. ...Read more
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
we are planning baby these days..So should I start taking folic acid and if yes then please tell me dose and brand of folic acid.
Yes, 5-MTHF : Yes, Folic Acid is proven to significantly reduce risk of certain serious birth defects but is important to take in the first days of pregnancy, before you know you are pregnant. One third of people can't convert Folic Acid to the active form so to be safe i advise that form, called l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (folic acid) (5-mthf), 400-800 mcg. Good brands include nutricolgy's quatreactiv folate (folic acid). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: All women in their childbearing years should take folate, (folic acid) especially if they are actively trying to conceive. Folic acid helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects in the fetus. The recommended dosage is 0.4-0.8mcg for women with low risk. Supplementation should begin at least 1 month before conception and continued throughout the first trimester. ...Read more
My folic acid is 4.88 ng/ml (range - 4.6 - 18.7). What form and what dose of folic acid should I take daily to get it to a proper level?
Folic acid: Depending on the age & the deficiency, the serum level & what it is used for, the usual adult dose is 400-1, 000 microgram per day. ...Read more
If methotrexate works be decreasing folic acid which inhibits cell growth, isn't adding high doses of folic acid defeating the purpose?
Is it okay to take the 1x/week dose of methotrexate at the same time as the 1 mg folic acid daily dos (both at dinner) or do I have to space it apart?
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