Let’s Break it Down

Folic Acid= Folate =Vitamin B9

1gram (g) = 1,000 milligrams (mg)

1 milligram=1,000micrograms (mcg)

For Example:

The recommended dose of Folic Acid for most women of childbearing age is 400 mcg or 0.4mg.

0.4 milligrams (mg) of Folic Acid = 400 micrograms (mcg) of Folic Acid

Other conversions:

0.8 mg of Folic Acid = 800 mcg of Folic Acid

4 mg of Folic Acid = 4,000 mcg of Folic Acid

 

Supplements

 

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4 mg of folic acid = 4,000 mcg of folic acid this should be given to you by your doctor as a written prescription that is filled at the pharmacy because you meet or more of the high risk factors for a pregnancy that can be effected by a serious birth defect.