B12 and Folic Acid

on 9/11/17 3:12 pm - OH

My iron is low and in my conversation with the hematologist, I asked about folic acid. She said I shouldn't have to take it unless I'm on B12 shots. My surgery was almost 11 years ago and they didn't mention I should take folic acid, too.

So, what's the scoop from you "newbies"? Is it now recommended to add folic acid to our vitamin regimen?

on 9/11/17 10:19 pm
RNY on 07/23/14

I know my B12 I get from Trader Joe's has folic acid in it. Not sure what the specific folic acid recommendations are.

Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014

Maintaining a 220lb Weight Loss
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Grim Traveller
on 9/12/17 3:49 am
RNY on 08/21/12

After 11 years, the only iortant thing is what your actual B12 and folic acid levels are. I like my folic acid in the upper part of the range, and B12 well above it.

I take B12 sublinguals. I have never needed folic acid beyond what is in my multi.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.