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What is folate?

What is folate? Folate, also known as vitamin B₉ and folacin, is one of the B vitamins. Manufactured folic acid, which is converted into folate by the body, is used as a dietary supplement and in food fortification as it is more stable during processing and storage. Folate is the naturally occurring form of vitamin B9 Its name is derived from the Latin word “folium,” which means leaf. In fact, leafy vegetables are among the best dietary sources of folate Vitamin B9 Vitamin B9 is an essential nutrient that naturally occurs as folate. Low levels of vitamin B9 are associated with an increased risk of several health conditions, including: Elevated homocysteine. High homocysteine levels have been associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Inadequate green leafy vegetable intake is the major cause of heart block and bypass. Inputs Courtesy: ENT Specialist Doctor with 41 years of experience. He can be reached Only on  WhatsApp messages at  9243301223.