Supplement Database: Folate (Vitamin B9)

Folate (Vitamin B9) Explained

What is Folate (Vitamin B9)?

A naturally occurring compound found in meat and fish, often used as a supplement to enhance athletic performance.

Benefits of Folate (Vitamin B9)

Supports fetal development and prevents neural tube defects during pregnancy; aids in the production of red blood cells and neurotransmitters.

Drawbacks of Folate (Vitamin B9)?

Excessive intake may mask vitamin B12 deficiency; deficiency can lead to megaloblastic anemia, birth defects, and neurological problems.