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Who all needs folic acid?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rick Kirschner
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Everyone

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: Everyone

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. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No one

folic acid is synthetic - no one needs it.
What you do need are natural folates found in raw fruit and vegetables, or methyl folate as a supplement.

In brief: No one

folic acid is synthetic - no one needs it.
What you do need are natural folates found in raw fruit and vegetables, or methyl folate as a supplement.
Dr. Su Fairchild
Dr. Su Fairchild
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: All women

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: All women

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
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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