Folic acid acts by helping the body produce and maintain new cells. In particular, red blood cell formation is dependent upon adequate levels of this vitamin. Folic acid deficiency is a known cause of anemia in both adults and children.

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Folate, also known as vitamin B₉ and folacin, is one of the B vitamins. Manufactured folic acid, which is converted into 5,10-Methylenetetrahydrofolate by the body, is used as a dietary supplement and in food fortification as it is more stable during processing and storage. Wikipedia
IUPAC ID: (2S)-2-[(4-{[(2-amino-4-hydroxypteridin-6-yl)methyl]amino}phenyl)formamido]pentanedioic acid
Formula: C19H19N7O6
Molar mass: 441,4 g/mol
Melting point: 250 °C
Boiling point: 552,4 °C


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