+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Cairns
    Posts
    120
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked
    47
    Reviews
    0

    Default Folice Acid Question

    Hi all, Just a question about Folic Acid quantities. I'm not pregnant due to a recent missed miscarriage and we do want to consider trying again.

    Reading the label on Blackmores Pregnancy capsules about folic acid maximum amounts and it says not to exceed the stated dose (500ug). I also like to have a berocca a day and it has 400ug folic acid in it.

    What harm is there in having the 2 sources of folic acid? Plus don't 'they' also recommend folate rich foods to be eaten and there are other sources of added folic acid too, isn't there? Does anyone have a better understanding of this than me?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    559
    Thanks
    263
    Thanked
    571
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Dr Waz had me on 5mg per day so this should be fine.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    ACT
    Posts
    378
    Thanks
    772
    Thanked
    456
    Reviews
    0
    I'm on 5mg of folic acid as well due to the miscarriages. The warning is because it can trigger vitamin b12 deficiency so make sure you are eating meat/milk or taking a good multi as well.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    526
    Thanks
    465
    Thanked
    269
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    While I was pregnant with both of my kids I was on 5mg. Reason being my sister was born with spina bifida. Never had a problem and was never told that taking too much could be harmful. I don't think what your doing would be

  5. #5
    bunkx's Avatar
    bunkx is offline Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Hills WA
    Posts
    6,732
    Thanks
    597
    Thanked
    1,309
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    All my pregnancy including this one i have been told to take 5mg a day


 

Similar Threads

  1. Worried about Folic acid & multi vitamins!
    By Flutter in forum Pregnancy Health Issues
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-03-2008, 00:59
  2. Folic acid may boost twins chance: study
    By ~rambox~ in forum News & Current Affairs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-03-2007, 08:01
  3. Folic Acid
    By cheezelkat in forum General Health
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 28-02-2007, 15:34
  4. folic acid, how long???
    By nuddle in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 23-01-2007, 07:16
  5. When to start taking folic acid?
    By rainbow in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 24-08-2005, 20:52

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
SmarTrikesmarTrike® “Grow with Me” trikes and smarTfold™ folding trikes are sold in over 80 countries & lead the way in ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Magical May [emoji178]Conception & Fertility General Chat
FRER testsPregnancy Tests & Help / Support with Results
Amazing AprilConception & Fertility General Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›