Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate that is found in supplements and added to fortified foods.
Folate gets its name from the Latin word "folium" for leaf. A key observation of researcher Lucy Wills nearly 70 years ago led to the identification of folate as the nutrient needed to prevent the anemia of pregnancy. Folate like many other micronutrients facilitates the activity of many other key nutrients and optimizes the interdependency on physiological function and health.
• Essential for healthy pregnacy
• Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
• Lowers risk of colon and other cancers