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Excreting Folic Acid?

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by silverseas2014, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. silverseas2014

    silverseas2014

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    Hello. I hope some of you can help me find the answers to the following questions: (And I am asking about Folic Acid and NOT Methylfolate):

    1.) How long does Folic Acid stay in our body? (do we really "accumulate" Folic Acid?)

    2.) What is the route of excretion of Folic Acid? is it via urine? via feces? or both?

    3.) How can we hasten the excretion of Folic Acid?

    Thanks for your help,
    Silverseas2014
     
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    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Anyone?
     
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    Critterina Senior Member

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    Sorry, no clue.
     
  4. caledonia

    caledonia

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    Hi, I heard the answer to this recently - sorry I can't remember exactly where, but it is a reliable source (maybe Ben Lynch?) It takes about three months for excess folic acid to be excreted. For example, if you were eating fortified foods or standard multivitamins with folic acid in them.

    I don't know if there's anything you can do to hasten excretion. I don't know the exact route of excretion, or if there are several routes.
     
  5. silverseas2014

    silverseas2014

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    thanks to all-- I think I will go hunting in some databases over at the med school....

    cheers,
    Silverseas2014
     

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