How much folic acid is needed for pregnancy?

Answer On One Hand: Folic Acid Reduces Birth DefectsFolic acid, Vitamin B9, is necessary to the formation of DNA. It is found in foods like leafy vegetables and in supplement pills. Numerous studies have... Read More »

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Is it harmful for a pregnant woman to take one tablet of Folic Acid and a multi prenatal vitamin which has 1mg and 800mcg Folic Acid and other vitamins every day?

Answer It should be OK. Folic acid is water soluble, which means you will use what you need and urinate the rest out. My concern is why are you taking both? If you do not have a folic acid deficie... Read More »

How much folic acid is needed daily?

On One Hand: Folic Acid Is Needed for Cell ProductionFolic acid, vitamin B9, is a necessary vitamin needed for the production of healthy cells. It can be obtained from the diet in fortified cereals... Read More »

Is 1 mg folic acid equal to 1000 mcg of folic acid?

1 mg is the equivalent of 1000 micrograms or mcg or ug. In the metric system a microgram is 1/1000 the weight of a milligram (mg), in other words it takes 1000mcg to equal 1 mg.

How much folic acid to take?

Non pregnant people should have 400 mcg of folic acid and pregnant woman should increase their folic acid intake to 800 mcg.