Folate, commonly referred to as folic acid, is a B-vitamin crucial to the synthesis of red blood cells. 

Folate is the name of any compound which has vitamin-like activity similar to folic acid and is commonly referred to as folic acid. It is a B vitamin that supports the proper formation of red blood cells. Folate is particularly important for pregnant women to have normal levels of to ensure their child’s brain and spinal cord grow and develop properly while preventing any birth defects.

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