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Folgard or Metanx

May 23 2012 at 8:08 AM
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Which did you use? Is there a reason one is better to use over the other?

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I used Folgard for high dose of folic acid

May 23 2012, 10:02 AM 

I used Folgard OS with no problems. This is the 1.1mg tablet. There is also a 2.2mg version.

I've never heard of Metanx.

This message has been edited by srkanovsky on May 23, 2012 12:57 PM

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It's complicated

May 23 2012, 10:44 AM 

But I used Metanx, as it is more bioavailable to the body given our potential genetic inability to process the bs.

Of course, I am not pregnant. It's not cheap. I am taking one every other day now.

I would use Metanx again based on the complicated stuff I read which I can't remember now...

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I took folinic acid when pregnant for the same reason

May 23 2012, 10:57 AM 

Better bioavailability. I may have taken a sublingual bioavailable B multi too but my memory is fuzzy now. :|

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May 23 2012, 12:24 PM 

I took Folgard for a long time and then switched to Metanx because it is more bioavailable and the folic acid is absorbed better.

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Folgard 2.2 Rx

May 23 2012, 2:00 PM 

I took one per day, for one copy of a MTHFR mutation.

If you have 2 copies of certain mutations, they may want you to take 2 per day instead of 1 (this was per the Beer Center).

If your homocysteine levels are normal though, you probably are absorbing folic acid just fine, the extra is just for assurance. A very large percentage of the population has one or more MTHFR mutations without ever knowing and having no problems with pregnancies.

There is an OTC Folgard that only has 800 units of folic acid (my pharmacy tried to fill my script with this, not understanding the difference between the OTC and Rx versions). Most prenatal vitamins have 800, some Rx prenatals have 1000, the Folgard 2.2 Rx has 2500 units I believe.

There is some concern that too much folic acid may not be that great either, linked to certain cancers (lung, colon, prostate) if you google "too much folic acid" or similar, I only take the extra during cycling and pregnancy.

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Thanks for your responses

May 23 2012, 8:44 PM 

I will also do some more reading

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