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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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My last period was at 3 september iam pregnant how many weeks is taking Coumadin (warfarin) danger I stoped it yesterday and I take folic acid?

My last period was at 3 september iam pregnant how many weeks is taking Coumadin (warfarin) danger I stoped it yesterday and I take folic acid?

See you doctor: You need to see your doctor right away to determine the status of your pregnancy and also to see how your anticoagulant therapy should be managed. It depends on why you are on Coumadin (warfarin) in the first place and what your risks are during pregnancy. Many women will switch to injectable form of anticoagulant during pregnancy as these do not cross the placenta to affect the baby. ...Read more

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I have mthfr mutation and im currently on warfarin (2 of 5mg pills /day) and folic acid (1 pill), are those the right medications?

I have mthfr mutation and im currently on warfarin (2 of 5mg pills /day) and folic acid (1 pill), are those the right medications?

Depends: There are two possible mthfr mutations. 677 and 1298. Each is a little different. Folic acid may not be the best form of folate (folic acid) for you. Consider metafolin. ...Read more

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Can I take methyl folate (folic acid) 400mcg, B6 50mg, and methyl B12 1000mcg with warfarin?

MTHFR gene: Read more on methylation here http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update. Html. ...Read more

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I'm compound heterozygous mthfr, I'm warfarin and cardizem la, I'm wanting to know how much of folic acid to take, B6 and B12 a day and how many mg?

I'm compound heterozygous mthfr, I'm warfarin and cardizem la, I'm wanting to know how much of folic acid to take, B6 and B12 a day and how many mg?

Confusion: Why are you on warfarin? You are heterozygous. Don't list personal history of clotting. Risk is low. Guidelines don't call for you to be on warfarin without personal history of clots. 400-800 mg Folic Acid would be good, 50 mg b6 and 1000 mcg b12. Good health! ...Read more

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What is the side effect of folic acid on baby?

What is the side effect of folic acid on baby?

Folic acid: Folic acid deficiency can cause neural tube defects in the fetus, and Folic Acid supplementation can prevent them. Folic acid supplementation around the time of coneception reduces the incidence of neural tube defects by 50 to 70 percent. ...Read more

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If Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg didn't work. Will 100mg do the trick. Along with ovacare n folic acid? Thanks in advance

If Clomid (clomiphene) 50mg didn't work. Will 100mg do the trick. Along with ovacare n folic acid? Thanks in advance

Yes: If you have regular periods then increasing the dose of Clomid (clomiphene) may work. If you have irregular periods and you ovulated on 50mg - an increased dose is not needed (risks more multiple births)- and simply work with your gyn to repeat the months on Clomid (clomiphene) for about 3-4 months. After that further investigation will be effective. ...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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Can you get too much folic acid?

Can you get too much folic acid?

Nope.: All vitamin b complex substances are water-soluble, which means that excess ingested amounts are expelled in the urine, thus avoiding any hypervitaminosis risks. Only the elderly can have subacute spinal degeneration from inadequate vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) while taking excessive folic acid. ...Read more

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Could women get too much folic acid?

Could women get too much folic acid?

Generally NO but...: Folic acid as a water-soluble vitamin has no known toxicity. However, there is evidence that very high doses may interfere with the action of some seizure medicines and thus may provoke seizures in those taking certain anticonvulants. Otherwise there are no known hazards from high Folic Acid intake. See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/folate. ...Read more

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What natural foods contain folic acid?

What natural foods contain folic acid?

Lots of them!: Green leafy veges, aparagus, citrus, avocado, broccoli, beans, seeds, nuts, beets, carrots, corn, squash. ...Read more

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Are folate and folic acid the same thing?

Are folate and folic acid the same thing?

Folate /folic acid: Yes the two words are used interchangeably. ...Read more

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What foods are rich in folic acid or folate?

What foods are rich in folic acid or folate?

Her are they: Breakfast cereals fortified with 100% of the dv, ¾ cup 400
beef liver, cooked, braised, 3 ounces 215
lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, ½ cup 179
egg noodles, cooked, enriched, ½ cup 110
spinach, frozen, cooked, boiled, ½ cup 115
great northern beans, boiled, ½ cup 90
asparagus, boiled, 4 spears 89
tomato juice, broccolipapaa raw, orange juice, corn sweet, yellow. Lettuce. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the uses of folic acid tablets use?

Prevent spine defect: 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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In what way is folic acid beneficial to your health?

Required for DNA: Folic acid is used by the body in the manufacture of dna, so you need it for your own normal metabolism. It is well known that a normal level of Folic Acid in the body decreases the risk for neural tube defects (spina bifida) in babies. ...Read more

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Is taking 1mg of folic acid bad? If so what can happen.

No problem: 1 mg daily is the dose. There is no reason to take more. Taking more is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Is it true if you take folic acid you should take b 12?

No.: You should only be on B12 if B12 deficient. Folate (folic acid) is good for woman of reproductive age to reduce chance of neural tube defects. I see that you have already had a hyst, so that wouldn't be the reason for you... ...Read more

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Is folic acid ok for men to use and what is the advantages?

Is folic acid ok for men to use and what is the advantages?

Folic acid: Folic acid supplement "just because" are never good. If the person on behalf of which you are inquiring is Folic Acid deficient, then he needs to be considered for supplementation. Otherwise, taking vitamins without clear deficiency or situations that require supplementation (certain meds that interfere with vitamin metabolism), may be even harmful. ...Read more

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What is folic acid used for? Is it healthy to take it everyday

Pevent Spinal Bifida: Folic acid particularly in child bearing females is recommended to prevent spina bifida in the newborn especially during pregnancy. If you are not receiving folate (folic acid) from your usual diet, supplementals can help. ...Read more

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I have been reading about folic acid, and i'd like you views on it please.?

It is a must for: Women who are trying to become pregnant or who are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can using folic acid enhacne chemotherapy?

Can using folic acid enhacne chemotherapy?

Counter productive: Speak to your oncologist about any vitamin supplements that you are taking. Folic acid can interfere with the action of certain chemotherapy drug and it may also accelerate the growth of cancers. The same is true for vitamin A and E. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a low folic acid level?

What happens if you have a low folic acid level?

Many symptoms &risks: Folic acid plays a crucial role in health. Common symptoms are depression/irritability, anemia, fatigue, sore swollen tongue, poor appetite, diarrhea, weight loss & headaches. Low folate (folic acid) causes high homocysteine, increasing risk of heart disease & stroke & increases risk of certain cancers & birth defects. See www. Vitamin-mineral-info. Com/folic-acid-folate (folic acid)-vitamin-b9-benefits-signs-of-deficiency. Php. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of being folate (folic acid) deficient?

Folic Acid: A Folic Acid deficiency can present with fatigue, oral ulcerations, tongue swelling, graying hair and inadequate growth. ...Read more

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I was wondering is folate defiency and folic acid defiency the same thing?

Yes: Pretty much the same thing= they lead to anemia
Anemia may make you:
Feel weak and tired.
Feel lightheaded.
Be forgetful.
Feel grouchy.
Lose your appetite and lose weight.
Have trouble concentrating. ...Read more

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Why do I need folic acid while pregnant?

Prevent spina bifida: Adequate amounts of Folic Acid either through supplements or diet in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy help to prevent spina bifida a condition where the spine does not close properly. The spine has completed this process by ten weeks so Folic Acid after ten weeks will not prevent spina bifida. ...Read more

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What food is high in folic acid supplement?

Folic acid/folate: Folate (folic acid) is present in green, leafy vegetables, fruits, grains, cereals, nuts, and meats. Folic acid is the synthetic form of the vitamin that is included in supplements and food fortification. It has many of the same biologic effects of folate, (folic acid) but is more bioavailable and therefore relatively more effective. ...Read more

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What is folart folic acid? Is it only for pregnant women?

Folate/Folic acid: Folate (folic acid) and Folic Acid are different forms of the same b vitamin. It's important for everyone -- not just pregnant women. It's important in development of blood cells and neurological function. It's especially important for pregnant women because of its role in preventing neural tube defects in the baby. ...Read more

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Does folic acid regulate periods?

Folic acid is: Neuroprotective for a fetus but it does not regulate menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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Can folic acid help with pregnancy?

Yes: 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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2mg folic acid safe during pregnancy?

2mg folic acid safe during pregnancy?

You decide.: Rda (recommended daily allowance) for Folic Acid during pregnancy is at present 600
micrograms (mcg). However, an old U.S. Public service guideline gives a range of 400 mcg to 4, 000 mcg (4 mg).
According to the old guideline
2 mg Folic Acid are safe during gestation. This information will
assist your decision-making in this respect. ...Read more

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