• Ann Thompson Ann Thompson
    February 15, 2009
    If I plan to take folate instead of 7.5 mg deplin, what amount of folate should I use?
    Ann Thompson Ann Thompson
    February 15, 2009
    My Dr. prescribed deplin and my insurance will not pay for deplin and I want to sub folate. How many mg should I take daily? AT READ MORE

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  • Merely Me
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    February 16, 2009
    Merely Me
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    February 15, 2009

    Hi Ann

     

    I have information here about both Deplin  as well as a government fact sheet about folate.

     

    In the research that I have done just now it seems that if you take too much folate, this can be medically harmful.  Check out what this web site has to say as a warning.

     

    I strongly suggest that you ask your doctor how much folate you need to be using and if it is a good substitute.  I wouldn't want you to suffer needless adverse effects from taking too much.

    • kchild
      November 23, 2009
      kchild
      November 23, 2009

      Is Deplin Folic Acid or a medicine that helps your body access folic acid? I have read folic acid can mask deficiencies in B12."Folic acid: Folic acid, particularly in large doses, can mask vitamin B12 deficiency by completely correcting hematological abnormalities. In vitamin B12 deficiency, folic acid can produce complete resolution of the characteristic megaloblastic anemia, while allowing potentially irreversible neurological damage (from continued inactivity of methylmalonyl mutase) to progress. Thus, vitamin B12 status should be determined before folic acid is given as monotherapy" (WebMD)

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