Folic Acid vs. Folate vs. FolacinHome › The Candida Forum › Candida Advice › Folic Acid vs. Folate vs. FolacinThis topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by MrNorth 4 years, 8 months ago. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)Author Posts July 10, 2014 at 11:21 pm #119882 SingerCoachMember Topics: 9 Replies: 14I see a lot of posts not to use Folic Acid, but nobody says why. Can someone please explain the difference between these 3 forms, and why one is to be used and the other(s) avoided? Thanks. July 28, 2014 at 1:13 pm #120270 MrNorthMember Topics: 0 Replies: 1Hey, Folate is the naturally-occurring form of the vitamin. Folic acid is the synthetic counterpart to folate. I think folacin is same than folic acid. Not sure. I am consuming methylfolate daily. This is because I have so called C677T MTHFR (1 copy) gene mutation which is the reason I am not converting very folic acid to folate very efficiently. Methylfolate or L-methylfolate is the form you can directly utilize without convertion. There’s a web page: http://www.deplin.com/folate-for-depression/ I think if someone hasn’t got C677T MTHFR gene mutation, they should be able to convert folic acid quite easily. /MrNorthAuthor Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)The topic ‘Folic Acid vs. Folate vs. Folacin’ is closed to new replies.