Folic acid

Dr K K Aggarwal – Can folic acid deficiency develop over weeks or months?

In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will explain about folic acid deficiency. He confirms that the folic acid deficiency can be over weeks and months. The body stores only 5 to 10 mg of folic acid and the daily requirement of folic acid is 400 mcg. He will discuss a formula for folic acid deficiency: 200 mcg or 2 mg is equivalent to 400 mcg received from food. Oral supplements can treat folic acid deficiency quickly.


Folic acid deficiency,Oral supplements,Normal values