Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins containing folic acid and folic acid tablets?

Absolutely. Folic acid is a normal component of most prenatal vitamins. An adequate intake of Folic Acid can help prevent neural tube defects which can lead to spinal cord and nervous system problems. Stick to the recommended daily allowance (rda) on the package. Taking too much may lead to other problems.
Folic acid. Folic acid is an essential vitamin for proper metabolism. It may also decrease your risk of heart disease. However, some people are unable to metabolize Folic Acid and may have to take a different form of the supplement in its active form.

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Do prenatal vitamins contain enough amount of folic acid or I should take additional folic acid for the health of the baby?

Consider L-5MTHF. Prenatal vits. Contain enough Folic Acid for most people but about 1/3 of people have difficulty converting Folic Acid (which is synthetic) to the active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (l-5-mthf) and 10% can 't convert it at all. A test for the mthfr gene is the only way to know for sure but it doesn't hurt to take 400 mcg of l-5-mthf to be safe and to eat dark leafy greens & other diet sources. Read more...

Is ok if I am taking a prenatal vitamins that has 800mcg of folic acid, and take another folic acid vitamin thar has 400mcg???

Its fine. Up to about 1000mcg or 1 mg is perfectly fine and this is just 1200 mcg. However, in the 400mcg pill you said folic acid vitamin. I am assuming you mean just a folic acid supplement and not a multivitamin. You can get too much of things like vitamin A, so just be aware of that. Read more...

I'm taking prenatal vitamins, it contains 0.8 mg of folic acid. I heard that you need 1-5mg... Is that enough folic acid? Trying to get pregnant

Should be enough but. Folic acid is important to take in the first weeks of pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects in your baby. For most people 0.8 mg is perfectly adequate. However, about 1/3 of people have genetic problems converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (l-5-mthf) so it may be prudent to take that form of folic acid. Read more...

I'm generally healthy, planning pregnancy, 32 y.O. 1) what's the recommended dosage of folic acid? 2) should I take prenatal vitamins?

Pre-Pregnancy. You should take 800-1000 mcg of frolic acid daily while you are trying to conceive. Most daily multivitamins for women have that amount. You really don't need a prenatal now. Good luck! Read more...
400 mcg. 400 mcg is recommended dosage. However, if you have a family history of spinal defects with previous pregnancies then 4 mg is recommended. Read more...