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What is Folic Acid? Food Additive Ingredients, Health, and Use

If you have ever seen folic acid on a list of ingredients, you may have wondered what it is. Folic acid is commonly referred to as vitamin B9. The lack of folic acid can cause a variety of health issues including cancer, stroke, heart disease, and reproductive issues. Folic acid should not be consumed in quantities exceeding 1 mg for adults.

Disclaimer: While this food additive or ingredient may be currently acceptable according to the FDA standards, this may be subject to change in future. This article is for informational purposes only and does not condone the consumption of this substance. Excessive consumption may be dangerous.

by Susan White on Wed, 05/19/2010 - 23:42

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