Do you have a vegetarian iron supplement with folate and not folic acid?
Question: I’m interested in your Vegetarian Iron Complex, but I don’t want to buy any supplements with folic acid in them. Is the folate listed in your Vegetarian Iron Complex true folate or folic acid?
Our “folate” is “folate”, not folic acid.
I’m sure your are already aware that the terms “folate” and “folic acid” represent two different forms of the same vitamin. Folic acid is the synthetic (man-made) form that is used in vitamin supplements and fortified foods and folate is the form of the B vitamin found naturally in whole-foods. Both forms of folate have their pluses and minuses. The one thing they both have in common is that they are good for people of all ages.
I hope this helps and I hope you enjoy our Vegetarian Iron Complex.
Response Back: Thanks so much for your response. I wasn’t sure only because on another supplement it said folate as folic acid. I’ve done extensive research on the most current (2011) studies on long-term folic acid supplementation and fortification, which wasn’t done in original studies, and depending on a person’s unique genetic make up & whether or not they have cancer, long-term exposure to folic acid can do harm to certain vulnerable groups while helping others. More studies on long-term use need to be done, but initial studies are solid, with high P-values, and are raising red flags.
Anyway, thanks so much for the info. and I’ll definitely be buying the iron formula.