Ask an expert

17 Jul 2008

how to beat birth defects???
I would like to find out more about how folic acid actually works in the body. What other vitamin needs to be taken with it so that I am certain it is working… I don’t eat much fruit & vegetables, I fell pregnant & had to abort my pregnancy due to my baby having spina bifida & hydrocephalus. How do I make sure that the folic acid is dissolving????????? I am currently taking a multivitamin 2 a day & also have one folic acid tablet daily.
Answer 300 views

01 Jan 0001

The folic acid is the important thing in preventing spina bifida .Unless you are vomiting or have a bowel problem, the folic acid will be absorbed. What you are taking sounds fine.

Best wishes
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.