Vitamin B11, folate, folic acid

folic acid is a combination of pteridine, PABA and glutamic acid. Occurs as folate in food, folic acid is synthetic form. In Germany and the US, this vitamin is called vitamin B9.

scope: protein metabolism; gene stability, including in DNA synthesis, which allows cell division to take place; co-factor in methylation processes, including SAMe -> gene stability; nerves; blood cells