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Re: Why does Folic Acid boost my antidepressant???

Posted by bulldog2 on December 28, 2008, at 13:41:36

In reply to Why does Folic Acid boost my antidepressant???, posted by mbluett on December 28, 2008, at 4:08:52

> I recently started taking the supplement folic acid with my Effexor XR in the mornings. I have noticed that on the days that I don't take it along with the Effexor I don't get an extra 'kick' out of the Effexor. To check whether this was just coincidental or a placebo effect I would take extra folic acid at night. This would again increase the stimulation from the Effexor to the point of insomnia.
> Does anyone know how and why folic acid has this effect?

Folic acid converts to folate which helps convert homocysteine to methione and than to sam-e which helps make neurotransmitters.




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