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What foods are high in folic acid naturally?

What foods are high in folic acid naturally?

Folic acid: Folate (folic acid) is present in green, leafy vegetables, fruits, cereals, nuts, grains, 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 as folate (folic acid) but is more bioavailable and therefore is relatively more effective. ...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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Does folic acid ever expire?

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 ?

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?

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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Would it be recommended to to take 800 mcg of folic acid a day?

Yes: This is at the top end of the recommended intake. But you probably don't need to take it. Just make sure u eat plenty of fruits and veggies. Also, storebought bread usually has Folic Acid in it. I have seen many people who get upset stomach with this high dose. Why not just take 400 mcg, or rather, focus on eating right? Good luck! ...Read more

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Can folic acid cause sweats?

No: It is a vitamin and unless you took the vitamin on an empty stomach it would not cause that. ...Read more

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Can folic acid increase your fertility?

Can folic acid increase your fertility?

No: It prevents nueral tube defects of the developing fetus if u cannot get preg see you gyn for a workup, could be 1 cause or more than 1 cause and could be your partner- check his semen. ...Read more

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Do taking folic acid taking makes women tired?

Do taking folic acid taking makes women tired?

Not usually: Per drugs.Com potential side effects include 'sleep disturbances, concentration problems, irritability, anxiety, depression, confusion, and impaired judgment.' if a person had sleep disturbances it could lead to feeling more tired. ...Read more

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Epilepsy (Definition)

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