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Is it okay for everyone to be taking folic acid?
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
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: Yes
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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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Yes!
Only theoretical concerns exist about spinal degeneration if you take Folic Acid while you are deficient in vitamin B12 (never proven).
Most adults can safely consume 1 mg daily - and they should (particularly reproductive age women, growing children, or individuals with hemoglobinopathies or coronary disease).

In brief: Yes!
Only theoretical concerns exist about spinal degeneration if you take Folic Acid while you are deficient in vitamin B12 (never proven).
Most adults can safely consume 1 mg daily - and they should (particularly reproductive age women, growing children, or individuals with hemoglobinopathies or coronary disease).
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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