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A 43-year-old member asked:

Are folate and folic acid the same thing?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. RADHA SYED
Gynecology 53 years experience
Folate /folic acid: Yes the two words are used interchangeably.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is there a difference between folate and folic acid?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Folates (folic acid) occur naturally in foods and are biologically active. Folic acid is the oxidized form of folate (folic acid). It is made synthetically and widely used as a food supplement. In the body it is converted by the liver to active forms of folate (folic acid) in a 2 step process.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me is folate defiency and folic acid defiency the same thing?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Isaacs
40 years experience
The same: Folic acid deficiency and folate (folic acid) deficiency are the same thing, just slightly different ways of saying it.
A 49-year-old member asked:

I was wondering is folate defiency and folic acid defiency the same thing?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: Pretty much the same thing= they lead to anemia Anemia may make you: Feel weak and tired. Feel lightheaded. Be forgetful. Feel grouchy. Lose your appetite and lose weight. Have trouble concentrating.
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