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is it ok to take folate instead of folic acid in a vitamin?

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
You say potato...: Yes, perhaps you've heard the song. Folate (folic acid) and Folic acid are synonyms, meaning they are two words for the exact same thing. Folate (folic acid) is the term used by chemists by convention, Folic acid is a more non specific term but the chemical is identical. Either way, it's all good.
Answered on Jan 6, 2015
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