I tested positive for the most common form of the MTHFR mutation. Therefore, for awhile now I have taken folate. I am taking 1 pill of folate (800 mcg) and then take the rest of my 4 mg requirement with just regular folic acid. My thinking was that I was still taking the recommended amount of folic acid but also taking the folate if that is what my body needed. However, I read recently that by taking the folic acid, I could be preventing my body from absorbing the folate.
So, I am wondering if I should stop taking the additional reg. folic acid and only take the 800 mcg of folate? However, I am really hesitant to go against what I have been told by doctors/what is encouraged.
What do you all take?