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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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5mg of folic acid (daily) safe to use? Will it help in growing hair faster and thicker?

5mg of folic acid (daily) safe to use? Will it help in growing hair faster and thicker?

Listen to your body: Folic acid is generally considered safe but this is not a dose to correct deficiencies. Some individuals find high doses of Folic Acid cause them to feel hyperactive and excitable. If hair isn't growing normally you may be under stress. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and junk food. Eat healthy, get a good night sleep, reduce stress, and exercise to foster health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take folic acid for hair?

Need more informatio: Problems with hair can be the result of zinc or magnesium deficiency. Thryoid problems also need to be ruled out. Biotin is another issue. ...Read more

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Does taking folic acid promote hair growth?

Folic Acid: Folic acid is a water-soluble b vitamin which is very important for healthy hair growth. However, Folic Acid does not promote new hair growth on its own; its benefits can be enjoyed along with the other forms of b vitamins to encourage health hair growth. A deficiency of this vitamin can lead to change in hair color. ...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.

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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I have hair pills that have folic acid in them. Is it ok for me to take them for trying to get pregnant until I finish the bottle?

Folic acid in preg.: Women need at least 1 mg of Folic Acid per day to minimize the possiblity of birth defects in their children. Ideally the Folic Acid should be taken starting before the pregnancy. I am concerned that the Folic Acid in your supplement would be bioavailable in this case. ...Read more

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Is taking 4mg of folic acid and biotin good for my hair?

Is taking 4mg of folic acid and biotin good for my hair?

No: One's hair will be "as good as it gets", if one eats a normal, healthy, balanced diet (which will contain all the folate (folic acid) and biotin needed for normal living). If a person has a rare disorder causing a deficiency of folate (folic acid) or of biotin, she can work out the details with her doctor. Normal people do not need extra doses of supplements, but 1 daily multivitamin or 1 prenatal vitamin is okay to take. ...Read more

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I do take biotin and folic acid daily but still my hair don't grow and tend to fall?

There are many: Possible reasons for hair loss. Would recommend dermatological evaluation to see if the reason can be determined and corrected. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi does folic acid work for hair growth? And what's the strongest folic acid to make grow faster?

Folic Acid: Folic acid is a water-soluble b vitamin which is very important for healthy hair growth. However, Folic Acid does not promote new hair growth on its own; its benefits can be enjoyed along with the other forms of b vitamins to encourage health hair growth. A deficiency of this vitamin can lead to change in hair color. ...Read more

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In what foods can I find folic acid? How much of it should I take in, so it can actually help my hair growth?

Unproven.: There is no credible scientific evidence that Folic Acid will grow your hair. Don't believe everything you read online. That said, it's an important nutrient, and can be found in green leafy vegetables, citrus fruit, broccoli, asparagus, beans, peas, nuts, avocados, corn, carrots, and squash. ...Read more

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Is taking folic acid and biotin together safe for promoting hair growth?

Is taking folic acid and biotin together safe for promoting hair growth?

Safe but not helpful: Unless a person has some serious vitamin deficiency (very unlikely in the U.S.) taking additional vitamins, folic acid, or biotin at the usual recommended supplement doses will lead to hair growth at about 1mm every couple of days, or about half an inch a month. . . Which is the same hair growth rate as in people not taking extra folate nor extra biotin. ...Read more

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Is hair loss a symptom of folic acid deficiency?

Is hair loss a symptom of folic acid deficiency?

Hair loss: Hair loss may occur in those with dietary disorders, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, low estrogen states. I am not aware of Folic Acid as an individual cause. ...Read more

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