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Folate

Folate

Folate: Folate is a water soluble vitamin that is not stored effectively in the body and requires a daily intake to maintain health. Folate is found in dark leafy green vegetables and liver. Folate is essential for many aspects of health, including protein metabolism, normal development of a fetus during pregnancy, and healthy red blood cells, gene production, bones, hair, and nervous, digestive and immune systems.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Folate

Adequate amounts of Folate are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Folate

Adequate amounts of Folate are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Folate

Excessive intake of Folate may involve the following risks:

Descriptions of Folate

Folate: A B-complex vitamin that is being studied as a cancer prevention agent. Also called folic acid.
Source: National Institute of Health

Folate: A natural water-soluble substance composed of pteridin, p-aminobenzoic acid, and glutamic acid subunits and essential for hematopoietic cells and blood cell production, Folic Acid (pteroylglutamic acid and vitamin B families) is involved in carbon transfer reactions of amino acid metabolism, as well as purine and pyrimidine synthesis. Folate is used in the treatment and prevention of folate deficiencies and megaloblastic anemia. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Folate : cofactor for 1-carbon transfer reactions in living systems; deficiency disrupts DNA biosynthesis, manifesting mainly as anemia.
Source: CRISP

Folate: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Folate) include:

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