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My folate (folic acid) level was 10,2 nmol/l (ref: 15,9-71,10). I am taking now folate pill. After how long would it be good to have it rechecked? Thx

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pretty soon

If you're talking about serum folate you can recheck in just a week as it reflects recent intake quite well.
Red blood cell folate shows the body's stores better, so you might want to wait a month or so to test that. Those will low folate are often among the many who can't readily convert folic acid to folate so it's best to supplement with the L-5-MTHF form. Also see http://tinyurl.com/6gvsxqu

In brief: Pretty soon

If you're talking about serum folate you can recheck in just a week as it reflects recent intake quite well.
Red blood cell folate shows the body's stores better, so you might want to wait a month or so to test that. Those will low folate are often among the many who can't readily convert folic acid to folate so it's best to supplement with the L-5-MTHF form. Also see http://tinyurl.com/6gvsxqu
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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 3 to 6 months

As long as you keep taking the supplement as prescribed and eating a healthy diet rich in citrus fruits, leafy green vegetables you should be okay

In brief: 3 to 6 months

As long as you keep taking the supplement as prescribed and eating a healthy diet rich in citrus fruits, leafy green vegetables you should be okay
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Three months.

Three months should be adequate time to recheck your level.

In brief: Three months.

Three months should be adequate time to recheck your level.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Folic acid

The turnover is very rapid and your levels, assuming you are taking supplements, should correct rapidly.
Conditions that can cause low folate levels include poor diet, pregnancy, alcoholism, liver disease, certain stomach/intestinal problems, and kidney dialysis, among others. You need to find out why you had low folic acid levels.

In brief: Folic acid

The turnover is very rapid and your levels, assuming you are taking supplements, should correct rapidly.
Conditions that can cause low folate levels include poor diet, pregnancy, alcoholism, liver disease, certain stomach/intestinal problems, and kidney dialysis, among others. You need to find out why you had low folic acid levels.
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Please do what your

doc says, but micronutrients like folic acid usually take 4-6 months to replete.
Methylated folic acid is more easily absorbed. There is recent research on this. Please check you label for the methylated form. Peace and good health.

In brief: Please do what your

doc says, but micronutrients like folic acid usually take 4-6 months to replete.
Methylated folic acid is more easily absorbed. There is recent research on this. Please check you label for the methylated form. Peace and good health.
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