Folate B9

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Folate/ Folacin

~Water-soluble B vitamin available as a dietary supplement.

~ Function as a coenzyme or cosubstrate in single-carbon transfers in the synthesis of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and metabolism of amino acids.

~The total body of folate is estimated to be 10 to 30 mg.

Groups at Risk of Folate

~People with alcohol dependence frequently have poor-quality diets that contain insufficient amounts of foliate.

~ Foliate deficiency can also be seen in certain diseases of the lower digestive tract.