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    In the '40's the FDA decided that 400mg & 800 for pregnancy was sufficient. They drew a strict line at that. They ruled that folic acid may only be sold in these amounts. That's why we can't get a single dose with more. The FDA's rationale was that greater amounts would obscure pernicious anemia. Of course we are long past the simplistic testing of the 40's and the FDA still has done nothing to rectify the problem. Just think of all the pregnancies in which the mothers believed that this paltry amount of folic acid would protect their babies from birth defects, subtle and otherwise, caused by folic acid insufficiency.

    For those of us way behind in understanding what you said, could you clarify? Thanks
     
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    Because of the way B-12 count was measured back in the the 40' and before then, a test for B-12 would be inaccurate if you had a bit more than 4mcg of folic acid in your system. More than 40 mcg of folic acid in your system woud hide your B-12 levels with the early B-12 tests. Now we have better tests so they can get an accurate (or lot more accurate) reading on your b-12 levels no matter how much folic acid you have taken.

    So, now there is no reason for the FDA to place such low level limits on folic acid tablet or in a daily multi-vitamin tablet.
     

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