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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Vitamin B9 (Overview)

Vitamin B9, also called folic acid, is a nutrient that is necessary for DNA and cell growth.


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What's the function of vitamin b9?

What's the function of vitamin b9?

See below: Vitamin b9, also called folate or folic acid, is one of 8 b vitamins. All b vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used to produce energy source: http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/vitamin-b9-000338.Htm#ixzz2fpehjxsv. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Rosenblum
425 doctors shared insights

Vitamin B9 (Overview)

Vitamin B9, also called folic acid, is a nutrient that is necessary for DNA and cell growth.


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Is it safe to take vitamin B9 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take vitamin B9 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Important to take!: Not only is vitamin B9 (more commonly known as folic acid) safe to take but is considered the most important vitamin to take during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects. It is especially important to take in the first weeks of pregnancy. Many people can't convert Folic Acid to the active form, 5-mthf, so to be very safe it may be wise to take the 5-mthf form. ...Read more

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What's the function of vitamin b9?

See below: Vitamin b9, also called folate or folic acid, is one of 8 b vitamins. All b vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used to produce energy source: http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/vitamin-b9-000338.Htm#ixzz2fpehjxsv. ...Read more

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Fish oil have vitamin b9?

Folic acid: No, there's no Folic Acid ("vit b9") unless your formulation is fortified (has it artificially added). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin B9 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Important to take!: Not only is vitamin B9 (more commonly known as folic acid) safe to take but is considered the most important vitamin to take during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects. It is especially important to take in the first weeks of pregnancy. Many people can't convert Folic Acid to the active form, 5-mthf, so to be very safe it may be wise to take the 5-mthf form. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B9 /folic acid/ needs gastric intrinsic factor to be absorbed like the B12 vitamin ?

Does vitamin B9 /folic acid/ needs gastric intrinsic factor to be absorbed like the B12 vitamin ?

No: It's absorbed readily as long as the small intestine is basically intact. Here's a recent scientific review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3573592/. ...Read more

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Why should I take the vitamin folate (folic acid)?

Unless : There is a stron history of familial colon cancer. Then supplementation with filicide acid has benny of benefit. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take folate instead of folic acid in a vitamin?

Is it ok to take folate instead of folic acid in a vitamin?

You say potato...: Yes, perhaps you've heard the song. Folate (folic acid) and Folic acid are synonyms, meaning they are two words for the exact same thing. Folate (folic acid) is the term used by chemists by convention, Folic acid is a more non specific term but the chemical is identical. Either way, it's all good. ...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