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How do ferrous sulfate and folic acid help treat anemia?

Taking an iron supplement and folic acid together promotes the production of healthy functional red blood cells. Ferrous sulfate is needed for the production of hemoglobin, which carries the oxygen. Folic acid is the man-made form of folate, a B vitamin that helps make and maintain new cells, including red blood cells.

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