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


Vitamin bottle labels are heard to read, how do I make sure I am buying a multivitamin with enough folic acid?
Answer

You are right, labels can be tricky to read. First, remember that folic acid and folate are the same thing, so whichever name you see in the ingredients list is ok. Also remember that 0.4mg is the same as 400mcg. "mcg" stands for micrograms, and there are 1000 mcg in 1 mg. As long as the multivitamin label says it contains 0.4mg or 400mcg, you...


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