What Does Folic Acid Do For Your Body?

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Definition

Folic acid is a type of B vitamin. It is the man-made (synthetic) form of folate that is found in supplements and added to fortified foods.

Folic acid is water-soluble. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. That means your body does not store folic acid and you need a continuous supply of the vitamin in the foods you eat.


Alternative Names

Folic acid; Polyglutamyl folacin; Pteroylmonoglutamate


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