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Folic acid

Main Ingredients:   Folic acid (AKA: Vitamin B9, Vitamin M, FA-8, Folicet)

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Folic acid, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 87% 13% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 95.7% 4.3% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 4.3% 91.3% 4.3% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 95.7% 4.3% 0%
Confidence 0% 4.3% 91.3% 4.3% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 95.7% 4.3% 0%
Digestion 0% 4.3% 69.6% 26.1% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 4.3% 73.9% 21.7% 0%
Energy 0% 4.3% 78.3% 17.4% 0%
Eyesight 0% 0% 95.7% 4.3% 0%
Memory 0% 4.3% 87% 8.7% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 4.3% 82.6% 8.7% 4.3%
Pain 0% 8.7% 87% 4.3% 0%
Patience 0% 4.3% 91.3% 4.3% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 4.3% 73.9% 21.7% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 78.3% 21.7% 0%
Sleep 0% 8.7% 73.9% 17.4% 0%
Stress Level 0% 4.3% 91.3% 0% 4.3%
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Commonly Reported Folic acid Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Swelling 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 91.3% 8.7% 0% 0% 0%
Tenderness 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0%
Constipation 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Indigestion 81.8% 9.1% 9.1% 0% 0%
Ovarian Enlargement 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 86.4% 9.1% 4.5% 0% 0%
Dizziness 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
Relaxed / Calming Sensation 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 95.5% 4.5% 0% 0% 0%
Bloating 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 84.6% 15.4% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Folic acid Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Hyperstimulated Ovaries 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Increased Depression 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Suicidal Tendencies 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Abdominal Pain 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Hair Growth 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Folic acid
22 Mar 2012 Folic Acid is essential to my diet because my body needs it and it helps give me energy.
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14 Sep 2011 I started taking folic acid as soon as I knew that I wanted to get pregnant to help ensure healthier pregnancies. Now, I just take a prenatal vitamin that includes folic acid.
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22 Oct 2010 I have been taking this treatment for a very long time and nothing seems to be working aswell as they used to, gives some relief so I can't do without it but wish it were more effective for me.
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08 Sep 2010 I feel healthy and able to perform everyday activities without any problems
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04 Aug 2010 My grandma recommended folic acid for depression. I have dysthymia, and am taking celexa and fish oil to help with this issue as well. The addition of folic acid seems to have helped a bit.
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