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Mason Folic Acid

Why is folic acid bad?

Folic acid has many health benefits and no notable side effects when taken in excess. When deficient, it can lead to megaloblastic anaemia, autism, or Rheumatoid arthritis.

What are the benefits of taking folic acid?

Aside from the prevention of birth defects and pregnancy complications, other benefits of taking folic acid include the treatment of folate deficiency, promotion of brain health, treatment of mental health disorders, and reduction of heart disease risk factors

What does folic acid do to a woman’s body?

Folic acid plays an important role in the development of the foetus. Women are particularly advised to take folic acid supplements as it helps to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in foetus development.

When should I take folic acid morning or night?

It can be taken at any time of the day, morning, or night. Ensure to take it at a consistent time of the day without missing any dose.

Who needs folic acid?

Every woman within reproductive age who is within 12 weeks pregnant or who intends to conceive later on should take folic acid supplements consistently. 

What are the symptoms of folic acid deficiency?

Some symptoms of folic acid or vitamin B12 deficiency include persistent fatigue and tiredness, pale skin, numbness in the feet, and muscle weakness. 

Who is most at risk for folic acid deficiency?

Folic acid deficiency is common to all but pregnant women, young children, people who smoke and drink, and the elderly are more prone to folic acid deficiency. 

Mason natural folic acid 400 mcg and 800 mcg

Pregnant women are advised to take doses ranging from 400-800mcg. Mason natural folic acid 800 mcg is often recommended for women in need of higher doses of folic acid.

Folic acid uses

Folic acid is used to treat folic acid deficiency and treat certain types of anaemia. It also plays an important role in proper cell growth and development

How much is folic acid?

Mason folic acid is sold online on Drugstore.ng, Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy

Best folic acid tablets

There are different generic brands of folic acid like Nature’s Field, Mason, Solgar, Sundown Natural. Ensure you consult your medical doctor before making a suitable choice.

Multivitamin with folic acid

This group of supplements consisting of a combination of folic acid and selected vitamins can be used to treat certain vitamin deficiencies

Dosage

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for infants, children, and teens are as follows:

Birth to 6 months: 65 mcg DFE

Ages 7–12 months: 80 mcg DFE

Ages 1–3: 150 mcg DFE

Ages 4–8: 200 mcg DFE

Ages 9–13: 300 mcg DFE

Ages 14–18: 400 mcg DFE

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Direction to Use

Folic acid can be administered orally, subcutaneously, intravenously, or by deep intramuscular injection.

Content on Drugstore.ng should not be taken as prescription or medical advice. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.

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