folacin


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folacin:

see vitaminvitamin,
group of organic substances that are required in the diet of humans and animals for normal growth, maintenance of life, and normal reproduction. Vitamins act as catalysts; very often either the vitamins themselves are coenzymes, or they form integral parts of coenzymes.
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One of the most well-researched areas of the benefits of folacin concerns the proper development of a fetus.
In 1988, vegetables were the major sources of folacin in the food supply, accounting for 27 percent.
12] Chlorine Folacin Sulfur Biotin Pantothenic Acid Trace elements Manganese Iron Copper Iodine Zine Flourine Selenium Chromium Molybdenum TABLE 3.
Folic acid - formerly known as folacin, now as folate - is one of I I vitamins in the B complex.
5 mg; pantothenic acid, 15 mg; niacin, 40 mg; choline chloride, 551 mg; folacin, 0.