What is the normal folic acid dosage that should be taken while trying to conceive? The minimum dosage available in my region is 5 mg tablets. Is that an acceptable dose? I read somewhere that the normal dosage is 400 mcg.
Contact your physician and find out for sure from them. The ranges vary and are different for every women. Below is some answers, but you can't take important medical advice from the internet. Please contact your physician.
14 years and up - 400 micrograms/day
Pregnant women - 600 micrograms/day
Breastfeeding women - 500 micrograms/day
The recommended daily intake of folic acid for all women of childbearing age is at least 400 micrograms (mcg), or 0.4 milligrams (mg).
During pregnancy, the recommended dose jumps to 600 to 800 mcg, or 0.6 to 0.8 mg.
Pregnant women need 400 to 800 mcg of folic acid in the very early stages of pregnancy often before they know that they are pregnant.
grains such as whole-wheat bread. dark green vegetables such as spinach and broccoli. meat such as liver. beans such as lentils and kidney beans.