So my serum Folate levels were low-ish a while ago. And I read everywhere that you should take in some folate/ folic acid to aid in the absorption of B12, so I bought some Folate capsules (easier to absorb). I also have some B12 patches that contain folic acid. Happy days!
The problem is just that every time I take folate/ folic acid, I get a terrible headache and I feel really nauseous.
I have stopped taking anything that contains added folic acid for the moment, because that seems the simplest solution, but I was just wondering.
- does anyone else experience this?
- is it a side effect of Folic Acid/ Folate or is it something else?
- is it because it's synthetic Folic Acid/ Folate that it makes me feel ill?