Pernicious Anaemia Society

Low folate even while supplementing, suggestions?

Hi All,

I am doing much better and am on fortnightly injections with B12. However on a recent check of my Folate levels indicates they are low. I've been supplementing with Solgar's Metafolin (Calcium-L-Methyfolate) for about a month (prior to that it was regular Folic Acid). What can I do to bump up my numbers? Any suggestions for a more absorbable form to take? I worry I won't get the full benefits of my B12 jabs if my levels are low.

Thanks

XXX

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Hi 0SK780 can you possibly add more of any of the below to your daily diet>

"Rich sources of folate include spinach, dark leafy greens, asparagus, turnip, beets, and mustard greens, Brussels sprouts, soybeans, beef liver, brewer's yeast, root vegetables, whole grains, wheat germ, bulgur wheat, kidney beans, white beans, salmon, orange juice, avocado, and milk. In addition, all grain and cereal products in the US are fortified with folic acid".

Vitamin B9 (Folic acid) University of Maryland Medical Centre

Glad to read that you are feeling better in other respects.

I am not a medically trained person but personally I have taken 1 – Folic Acid 400μg tablet every day for more years than I can remember and I have B12 injections every three weeks due to P.A. for 46 years.

I wish you well

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what exactly do you mean by low?

it may be, if your folate levels are in range, that they are actually the right levels for you as an individual so supplementing is just resulting in your body having to remove larger amounts of folate from your blood.

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Oh that's interesting, thx Eaoz

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