Any vitamin will cause problems if you take too much of it. That said, I did a quick search on folic acid and didn't find any dire warnings. I started taking a folic acid/B12 combo about a month ago, when my hair was coming out by the handful, and I've seen a big improvement. It's not growing in again yet, but it's not falling out like it was.
I've heard that the amount of biotin in a multivitamin is a good way to judge the quality of the suppliment. Biotin is one of the more expensive vitamins, so to cut costs a cheaper multi might only have 10%, while a better quality one will have more.
I forgot to add that I am a perfect example of a B12 defficiency. I have not been able to work for 2 yrs now, due to neuro/memory problems "NOT anemia" as most folks, even docs are led to believe. I always thought because I was not anemic and ate well that I didn't need shots. Wrong. I don't absorb because I lost 3 feet+ of ileum. Some people don't absorb because of sm intestinal scar tissue and taking meds like protonix pepcid etc.
Post Edited (tinglebell) : 11/26/2007 10:33:46 PM (GMT-7)
I take Biotin, B12 and Folic acid (when I remember) I too have hair loss from Imuran
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...