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Folacin (Folic Acid)

  1. Is folate related to niacin? Answer
  2. What foods naturally contain folic acid? Answer

Folate. I have been unable to find it in the store. Is folate related to niacin. That is my concern as niacin caused me to have a severe skin breakout. The doctor seemed unsure of my question and I didn't want to press him.

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Folate is folic acid or folacin which is a vitamin. You can buy it without a prescription. He probably prescribed it to lower your blood levels of homocysteine. It is a different vitamin than niacin which is Vitamin B3.

What foods naturally contain folic acid?

Folic acid also called folacin is richly (>10% per 1 cup serving) found in spinach, asparagus, turnip greens, lima beans, beef liver, parsley, broccoli and romaine lettuce.

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