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How to raise Folate Levels

Hi

Does anyone have a recommendation on how to raise folate levels, ie how much should I supplement and should I use tablets or spray. I understand folic acid is what I need. My folate is at the bottom of the range 6.1 when the top is 4.6.

I am already taking iron and B12 (sublingual). I am having Vitamin D tested tomorrow together with a retest of my iron (serum and ferritin).

Many thanks

Foreversummer

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" My folate is at the bottom of the range 6.1 when the top is 4.6."

Have you made a typo?

I was prescribed 5mg daily folic acid for low folate. It's also available OTC. Supplementing B12 can deplete folate. It's good practice to supplement both together.

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Thanks clutter. Yes should have said 4.6 is bottom of range. My b12 is now mid range so I will add 5mg of folic acid.

Many thanks.

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