Walgreens Multivitamin Children’s Gummies, designed for children ages 1 to 13, may contain an excessive amount of folic acid.
Although folic acid is an essential nutrient, too much folic acid can cause serious adverse side effects including neurological damage and cancer.
If you purchased Walgreens Multivitamin Children’s Gummies for your kids consumption, you may qualify to participate in this excessive folic acid class action lawsuit investigation.
Contact Shamis & Gentile P.A. | Fill out the form on this page to join this Walgreens Multivitamin Children’s Gummies class action investigation.
Folate is a B-vitamin, also known as vitamin B-9, that is needed by the body. It is used for making DNA and other genetic material as well as for the division of cells, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends that individuals get the following amount of folic acid each day:
It is beyond these recommended limits that folic acid can become toxic.
Pregnancy and nursing women may need higher levels of folate. The recommended amount of folic acid that pregnant women are supposed to take is 600 mcg per day.
While it is not possible to take too much folate that is present in food, too much supplementation of folic acid through vitamins or fortified foods can have adverse side effects, especially if folic acid is taken at high doses over a long period of time.
A vitamin B12 deficiency can be masked by too much folic acid. A vitamin B12 deficiency can cause nerve damage, which can result in permanent damage to the spinal cord, brain, and nerves.
Excessive amounts of folic acid might lead to an increased risk of several cancers including colorectal cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer.
Signs and symptoms of too much folic acid may also include the following:
If you purchased Walgreens Multivitamin Children’s Gummies for your children’s consumption, you should contact Shamis & Gentile P.A. today. Fill out the form on this page to join this class action investigation.