Can folic acid be overdosed?

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Kann Folsäure überdosiert werden?

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1. can folic acid be overdosed?

Many people wonder whether folic acid can be overdosed. The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends a daily intake of 400 micrograms of folic acid for an adult. People who consume larger amounts of alcohol have a higher need for folic acid. For women who wish to have children, nursing mothers or pregnant women, the recommended intake of folic acid is 800 micrograms per day. Dosage and daily requirement may vary in certain life situations, such as pregnancy and breastfeeding or during heavy physical exertion.

An overdose of folic acid can lead to undesirable effects. For example, the symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency can be masked by an oversupply of folic acid. In addition, a prolonged overdose of folic acid can lead to disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

    2 What is the function of folate in the human organism?

    Folate is essential for humans and participates in many processes. Folate is particularly important for cell division and cell regeneration. Folate is also needed for cell differentiation. In combination with vitamin B12 and vitamin B6, folate regulates homocysteine metabolism. These could not only damage the blood vessels but also trigger thromboses. In general, folate is important for blood formation, the immune system, the growth of the child during pregnancy and cell division.

    When is the folic acid level determined?

    The folic acid level is determined for various reasons. This is done by taking a blood sample. Reasons for a folic acid determination can be: Anemia, suspected folic acid deficiency, alcoholism, long-term dialysis, therapy with certain medications.

    4. folate in the form of food supplements

    If you want to increase a folate level that is too low with a food supplement, you should definitely pay attention to the form of the active ingredient and its origin. Folate capsules are particularly suitable for increasing folate levels. They are very well tolerated and are utilized by the body to a high degree. The preparation should also not contain any chemical additives. If you buy a preparation from Germany, you can be sure that the product has also been produced safely and is of high quality.

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    Vitamineule® Folic acid capsules

    In our online shop you will find our folic acid capsules from Vitamineule®, which are completely free of artificial additives. Vitamineule® folic acid capsules contain 400 µg pure folate per capsule per capsule. Each tin contains 90 capsules. In addition to fast & free shipping, we offer a voluntary six-month return guarantee on all products.

    5. conclusion: Can folic acid be overdosed?

    Folic acid cannot be overdosed through food. If the body receives a little too much folic acid, the excess is excreted again via the urinary tract. An excess is caused by folic acid in the form of food supplements. An overdose of folic acid can mask the symptoms of a vitamin deficiency. For this reason, always watch the recommended daily dose and always discuss changes with a doctor.

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