We are about to start TTC and need to start taking folic acid. British websites say I should take 0.4mg per day. The only dose I can get in the coutry I live in is 5 mg and the box says its a daily tablet thats over ten times more than the nhs website says I should. Should I take the 5mg tablet? Just want to know what other people would do?
I've just read that the recommendation is 400mg in this Country. They're the one-a-day ones that I take from Superdrug in the pre-natal section. I can't imagine that 500mg would be too much of an issue but you may want to just check it with your GP.
As long as you're not anaemic (esp with a condition called pernicious anaemia) then it would be better to take 5mg rather than none at all. That's the dose recommended for mums who've had babies born with spina bifida/cleft lip & palate, & there's no evidence that the higher dose causes any problems - I think your body just gets rid of what it doesn't need.
Hmm, I found a multi vit today that contains folic acid, So what do you think my multi vit containging the following: Folic Acid - 800MCG Ferrous Sulphate - 525mg (iron apparently) Vit B1 - 6mg Vit B2 - 6mg Nicotinamide -30mg (that looks like nicotine) Vit B6 - 5mg Vit B12 - 25mg Calcium Pantothenate - 10mg Vit C 500mg
5MG of Folic acid on its own
I compared the multi vit to the pregnacare one that is sold in UK and the one here has MUCH higher doeses on everything except Vit B6, also the pregnacare also has about 5 extra vits/minerals in.
Please tell me what you think, I want to avoid going to docs at all costs its such a pain here!!
There were some tablets called "Sanatogen ProNatal" in Boots at the weekend that I looked at, but was surprised to see that the Folic Acid was 700MCG but also that there was 100% of recommended daily allowance of Vitamin E.
Has anyone taken these? I bought some (still hoping that I'm PG) but then read on a website that you shouldn't have too much Vitamin E because it can cause abnormalities in the child. Is this right? Surely Sanatogen wouldn't put it in the tablets if this was the case would they?!