How Much Vitamin D And Folic Acid During Pregnancy?
Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:23 PM
I live in Canada. My family doctor told me to take 2 x 5 mg of folic acid and 1000 IU vitamin D per day. This is in addition to a multivitamin her colleague prescribed previously that contains 1 mg of folic acid and 400 IU vitamin D. Apart from that, I get those vitamins daily from soy drink, kefir etc., where they are added, not to mention their natural sources. When I asked the doctor about my actual blood levels for folic acid she said they didn't test it because they never do. So this is all just as a precaution.
To be honest, I feel a little bit overdosed!
As I take it, folic acid is important especially for the first couple of weeks, but she gave it to me at week 8 and wants me to take that huge amount during the whole pregnancy. Does anyone know the reason for that?
In general, I'm wondering how much vitamin D and folic acid doctors recommended/prescribed to other celiacs in Canada and the US?
Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:40 PM
Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:43 AM
gluten-free since July 8, 2009!
Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:48 AM
The latest study I have found, referenced in both of the above articles, suggests 4000 IU daily.
Vitamin D Council states that pregnant women need at least 5000 IU daily.
Hope this helps!
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:20 PM
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