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What's the difference between folate, folic acid?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
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In brief: Synthetic v natural

Folate (folic acid) is the naturally occurring form of the b vitamin.
Folic acid is the synthetic form. Synthetic Folic Acid is mostly absorbed, folate (folic acid) only partially.

In brief: Synthetic v natural

Folate (folic acid) is the naturally occurring form of the b vitamin.
Folic acid is the synthetic form. Synthetic Folic Acid is mostly absorbed, folate (folic acid) only partially.
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