High Dose Folic Acid


Is it true that high dose Folic Acid actually dissolves plaque in the arteries?


A 5000 microgram dosage level on a daily basis, and even higher, up to 10,000 mcg, actually reverses placing in the arteries. You can measure this through the elasticity of the arterial walls. What is interesting about this is that you will actually lower cholesterol levels as well by using Folic Acid.

There are other aspects about Folic Acid that make it quite useful. One of which is that Folate is thought to have cryoprotective effects on the brain, and may prevent the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease as well as conditions associated with cognitive decline.

Oddly enough, 1000 mcg of Folic Acid can only be obtained by prescription, but the 5000 mg dosage is legally available without a prescription. It makes little to no sense, but yes, it will actually reverses placing in the arteries.

It takes about 6 weeks to be able to measure and quantify the specific cardioprotective effects of taking high dose Folic Acid. I have been taking 5000 mcg for 7 or 8 years. My father, who passed away at 92, was taking it for 15 years. His cholesterol was under 150 and he did not take anything else. When using only high dose Folic Acid, my cholesterol typically runs in the 130s, despite the fact that I eat a quarter of a pound (or more) of cheese per day.

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David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM was born in Washington, DC, and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology. Medical School was completed at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, followed by Internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Klein has been practicing medicine since 1983, concentrating in Pain Medicine, Minimally Invasive Medicine and Surgery, and Neuroendocrinology. Earning Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Dr. Klein was elected Fellow in the American College of Anesthesiology, and he was elected Fellow in the American College of Pain Medicine. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, School of Medicine. He has focused his private practice on treating patients with hormone imbalance issues, nutritional deficiency related medical problems as well as pain related issues and impairment. With a highly-complex, CLIA licensed laboratory in-house, he has been able to provide rapid-turn around analysis efficiently and cost-effectively. Lecturing extensively nationally as well as internationally, Dr. Klein has authored many articles on topics relating to pain, injury and nutritionally modulated illness. His radio show, “Pain Free Living,” received top ratings during the 6 years it was on the air. Currently practicing in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Klein practices entirely in the office setting.