Folates and Folic Acid

What are Folates and Folic Acid?

Folate is a general term used to describe the group of water soluble B-vitamins that includes Folic acid among other compounds. Folate and Folic acid are often used interchangeably but they refer to different compounds. Folic acid refers to the compound pteroylmonoglutamic acid, which is a fully oxidized synthetic compound. Folate refers to the many