Having enough folate is particularly important for fertility health because it plays an essential role in DNA and protein synthesis. Taking folate or folic acid is essential to prevent neural tube defects during pregnancy. Supplements and fortified foods contain a form of folate called folic acid. The body needs to convert folic acid to its active form called 5-methylTHF to use it. Because activated folate is already active, your body can use it right away.*
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