What Is Folic Acid, and Should You Be Taking It?

What is folic acid? Folic acid is the synthetic version of the water-soluble vitamin folate, a B-vitamin (B9). Foods are often “fortified” with folic acid because in its natural state, folate doesn’t do well when it comes to food storage and prep. “You need folate to properly make red and white blood cells, utilize carbohydrates