How Much Folic Acid Should A Women Take?

gnc-folic-acid-800-mcgThe recommended daily dosage is 400 micro-grams. Some like the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that pregnant or lactating women should take daily supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg (400 to 800 µg) of folic acid. Natural sources of folic acid can be found like fruits, green
leafy vegetables, barley beans, peas and rice. Women with a history of children with neural tube defects or other abnormalities of the nervous system should take a higher dose of folic acid of 5mg per day before and during pregnancy.

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