Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)

Last Updated: January 30, 2023

Folic acid is a synthetic form of folate, an essential B vitamin, found in dietary supplements and fortified foods. Folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) when used in early pregnancy, treats certain types of anemia, and reduces levels of homocysteine, the latter of which may be linked to beneficial cardiovascular effects.

Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) is most often used for.



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