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Is folate a mineral?
February 24, 2018 11:29AM
Folate is vitamin B9 ((pteroylmonoglutamate). It is not iron but works with the body using iron in your blood.
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Is folate best absorbed from foods or from supplements?
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What are the symptoms of folate deficiency?
Because of its link with the nervous system, folate deficiency can be associated with irritability, mental fatigue, forgetfulness, confusion, depression, and insomnia. The connections between folate, circulation, and red blood cell status make folate deficiency a possible cause of general or muscular fatigue. The role of folate in protecting the lining of body cavities means that folate deficiency can also result in intestinal tract symptoms (like diarrhea) or mouth-related symptoms like gingivitis or periodontal disease.
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What conditions lead to folate deficiency?
In addition to poor dietary intake of folate itself, deficient intake of other B vitamins can contribute to folate deficiency. These vitamins include thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin which must be present in adequate amounts to enable folate to undergo metabolic recycling in your body. Excessive amounts of folic acid, however, can hide a vitamin B12 deficiency, by masking blood-related symptoms. Poor protein intake can cause deficiency of folate binding protein which is needed for optimal absorption of folate from your intestines, and can also be related to an insufficient supply of glycine and serine, the amino acids that directly participate in metabolic recycling of folate. Excessive intake of alcohol, tobacco, and coffee can also contribute to folate deficiency.
What diseases are associated with very low ferritin and very high folate?