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Too much folic acid can be harmful to your health

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By Anas al-Banna

Monday, November 27, 2023 at 05:00 AM

Folic acid is a form of vitamin B9. Folic acid is found naturally in some fruits, vegetables and nuts, and is needed to support the health of certain groups, the most important of which is pregnant women, to ensure the health of the nervous system of the fetus.

According to my websiteStyle frenzy“,”Very healthyFolic acid is important for the production of new cells and early fetal brain and spinal cord development during pregnancy. The recommended daily intake for adults is 400 micrograms. Pregnant women should get 600 micrograms and breastfeeding women 500 micrograms. Daily..


Folic acid It is generally non-toxic when taken in high doses, but symptoms and side effects may occur when taken above the recommended limit.

What are the benefits of taking folic acid?

  • Reduces the risk of neural tube defects in newborns
  • Prevents heart diseases
  • It reduces the risk of cancer
  • Folic acid and cancer risk are uncertain.
  • Treats anemia in women and children

Side Effects of Taking Too Much Folic Acid

Taking folic acid usually does not cause any side effects, however, consuming too much food containing folic acid (in some people) can cause:

  • Nausea
  • Poor appetite
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feelings of depression or overexcitement
  • gas or gases

Most of these side effects are unconfirmed and there is no solid evidence, but if any of these symptoms occur, consult a doctor immediately..



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