How Much Folic Acid Do Women Need Each Day? Find Out! by Donna John

How Much Folic Acid Do Women Need Each Day? Find Out!

For women in their childbearing years, folic acid is recommended if you’re planning to conceive a baby anytime soon. 

“You should take it before you get pregnant to ensure your levels are high because low rates of folic acid can cause a number of birth defects,” says Dr. Christopher Calapai. “The recommended dosing of folic acid is 400 micrograms per day if you are age 14 or older." 

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