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Vitamin B9 Medication
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have chemotherapy , if it is possible to get a vitamin supplement which does not contain vitamin B9 / folic acid, any suggestions?
I have medication phobia. I can't take folic acid/vitamins in my pregnancy.I vomit everything when I take drug.Nw I m 16wk pregnant. What should I do?
Epigenomes: Epigenetics would be the key to silencing illness in the body which might be the future of medicine. Methylation is what makes us stay young and due to cooking we lose these methylation ability. There are 4 vitamins that enhances methylation and turn on epigenomes they are 1. Choline, 2.Betaine, 3. Folic acid, 4. B12 so Folic Acid plays a major role in helping us reverse aging and stay healthy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Do any serious problems arise from taking b vitamin complex and folic acid for years on daily basis?
A & D- very rare: One can only overdose on fat soluble vitamins (a, d, e) except vit. B6 (which should be limited to 250 mg/day). But it takes huge amounts to overdose. The average adult would need to take about 2 million units of a to overdose, or 200, 000 iu/day for several months. Vit d toxicity is rare unless one takes at least 40, 000 iu/day for months. See http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/819426-overview. ...Read more
Few, if any...: Historically vitamins were largely discovered by deficiencies (3rd world countries); in 1st world countries this is rare. Vitamins are extremely prevalent in most foods (i.e. Cheap to isolate & sell), needed in only trace amounts (tiny quantities adequate), thus have become a big industry in 1st world countries, despite no/limited evidence of efficacy for many issues search via google & add "nih". ...Read more
If trying for a baby what kind of vitamins shoud add? Is folic acid good to take when you trying for a baby?
Folic acid is good: When you are trying for a baby, you need nutritious foods such as fruits and vegetables while avoiding unhealthy "junk" foods. Taking a pre-natal vitamin is a good idea. A pre-natal vitamin is formulated for pregnancy so it will have the right dose of folic acid, calcium, Iron, Omega-3 and other vitamins. Unless advised, avoid single vitamins. High doses of some vitamins can hurt the baby. ...Read more
I need help getting pergant I been try for a year I tack prenatal folic acid and vitamin what else can I do????
I got folic acid and preantal vitamins. What are some more and how to keep your body healthy enough for a baby?
Here are several :: Good hydration daily reduced caffeine balanced/healthy diet (reduce or eliminate greasy foods, soda pop, unhealthy food choices) no alcohol no smoking regular exercise (nothing more intense than you currently do) good sleep habits reduce stress associate with "positive" people. ...Read more
Folic acid and pre-natal vitamins does one need to take folic acid in addition to pre-natal vitamins, or should pre-natal vitamins suffice since it already includes folic acid?
Hello. : Hello. Prenatal vitamins are different than regular multiple vitamins in a couple of ways. They have more folic acid, calcium and iron than a regular multiple vitamin. Vitamin a levels are often reduced. Some prenatal vitamins contain folate which is in a more bioavailable form (5-methyltetrahydrofolate). So normally you would not need to add a separate Folic Acid pill with your prenatal vitamin. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer