Folic acid question

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  1. miss_divine

    miss_divine Anya's Mummy <3

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    Hi everyone.

    Just a quick question. I'm taking 400mcg of Folic acid on it's own, but I've just bought Vegetarian Multivitamins that contain 200mcg of Folic Acid, as well as vitamins I need.

    So I need to know if I can take both? Or is this too much Folic Acid?

    xx
     
  2. GettingBroody

    GettingBroody 😊 Mum 😊

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  3. honey08

    honey08 mum2two boys/2mc

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    i just take normal folic acid,but if ive had ttc vits with folic acid in ive taken that only x
     
  4. miss_divine

    miss_divine Anya's Mummy <3

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    That thread is great, thanks for that :)

    I'll just take both, looks like it can't hurt, hehe.
    xx
     
  5. Tegans Mama

    Tegans Mama home edding mum of 2

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    You can't really take too much folic acid. When TTC I take 5mg (twelve times the amount in OTC FA pills) because my daughter has Spina Bifida :)
     
  6. sequeena

    sequeena Winging it.

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    I don't think you can ever take too much folic acid x
     
  7. bbbunny

    bbbunny Well-Known Member

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    I think I read somewhere that any excess Folic acid is removed from your body in your urine so I don't think you should worry :)
     
  8. Jess137

    Jess137 Pregnant w/1st - 3rd Tri!

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    I take a prenatal with folic acid AND a folic acid +DHA supplement. But I was taking the folic acid supplement by itself months ago because my psychiatrist suggested it for my bipolar. I don't think it hurts though, since women with a higher risk factor for neural tube defects take a lot more than that.
     
  9. Stash777

    Stash777 Mommy to Teagan Noelle

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    My RE prescribed (yes prescribed) 1000 mcg folic acid along with prenatals that have 800 mcg folic acid, so I would say what you're taking is definitely not too much. :flower:
     
  10. miss_divine

    miss_divine Anya's Mummy <3

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    Wow, definitely okay then, hehe! Thank you ladies ^_^
    xx
     

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