FOLIC ACID

What All Women Should Know

Because many pregnancies are unplanned, all women who could become pregnant should take a daily multivitamin containing 0.4mg (400mcg) of folic acid.    

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Question of the Month


My doctor told me that folic acid is water soluble. What does this mean?
Answer

Folic acid is water soluble, which means that your body does not store it. Folic acid does not stay in the body long as it is removed through urine. This is a reason why folic acid is non toxic.


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