Folic Acid Supplement: Different for Men & Women?

Posted by syed147 @syed147, Jun 25, 2020

What is the difference in Folic Acid tablets for men or women
I have always seen folic acid tablets for pregnant women, can a man eat same or there is any different product for them?

Hello @syed147, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You will notice I changed your discussion title to more reflect on your question to make it easier for other members to spot and share their experience or suggestions. While we wait for other members to respond, here is some information I found that may help answer your question.

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Get the Facts Before Taking Folic Acid:
https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-get-the-facts-before-taking-folic-acid/

Folic acid supplements: Can they slow cognitive decline?:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alzheimers-disease/expert-answers/folic-acid-supplements/faq-20058055

Special Report – Mayo Clinic: Vitamins and Minerals What You Should Know About Essential Nutrients:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/documents/mc5129-0709-sp-rpt-pdf/doc-20079085

Have you discussed taking Folic acid tablets with your doctor?

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@johnbishop

Hello @syed147, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You will notice I changed your discussion title to more reflect on your question to make it easier for other members to spot and share their experience or suggestions. While we wait for other members to respond, here is some information I found that may help answer your question.

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Get the Facts Before Taking Folic Acid:
https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-get-the-facts-before-taking-folic-acid/

Folic acid supplements: Can they slow cognitive decline?:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alzheimers-disease/expert-answers/folic-acid-supplements/faq-20058055

Special Report – Mayo Clinic: Vitamins and Minerals What You Should Know About Essential Nutrients:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/documents/mc5129-0709-sp-rpt-pdf/doc-20079085

Have you discussed taking Folic acid tablets with your doctor?

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NO, but it was perscibed for me

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@bigfootpapa

NO, but it was perscibed for me

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What is Folic Acid really for?

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@bigfootpapa

What is Folic Acid really for?

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You might want to ask your doctor why it was prescribed but here is some information that may explain it a little better.

"Folic acid is used to treat or prevent folic acid deficiency. It is a B-complex vitamin needed by the body to manufacture red blood cells. A deficiency of this vitamin causes certain types of anemia (low red blood cell count)." — Folic Acid: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682591.html

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