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What is folic acid benefit?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
General Practice
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In brief: DNA repair, blood

Everyone needs it to produce health red blood cells, and for fertility our bodies need it to synthesize and repair dna.
Its particularly important in infants and during pregnancy.

In brief: DNA repair, blood

Everyone needs it to produce health red blood cells, and for fertility our bodies need it to synthesize and repair dna.
Its particularly important in infants and during pregnancy.
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschner
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Pregnancy

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.

In brief: Pregnancy

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.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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