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What's difference in taking folate verses folic acid in a supplement?

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Dr. Randy Baker
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In brief: Folate (folic acid) better form

Folate (folic acid) is the naturally-occuring form that occurs in foods, whereas Folic Acid is a synthetic form. While Folic Acid is better absorbed, our bodies need to convert it to the active form, l-5-mthf & about 1/3 of people have trouble making this conversion.
Excess Folic Acid may be hazardous.See http://blog.Designsforhealth.Com/blog/bid/115121/folic-acid-vs-folate-part-i & my comment for link to pt 2.

In brief: Folate (folic acid) better form

Folate (folic acid) is the naturally-occuring form that occurs in foods, whereas Folic Acid is a synthetic form. While Folic Acid is better absorbed, our bodies need to convert it to the active form, l-5-mthf & about 1/3 of people have trouble making this conversion.
Excess Folic Acid may be hazardous.See http://blog.Designsforhealth.Com/blog/bid/115121/folic-acid-vs-folate-part-i & my comment for link to pt 2.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Part 2 of a good article on this: http://blog.designsforhealth.com/blog/bid/115100/Folic-Acid-vs-Folates-Part-II
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