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Why should I take ferrous sulfate and folic acid together?

You should have adequate intake of both iron and folic acid because both are essential for producing healthy red blood cells. Folic acid is the precursor form of the active molecule, methyltetrahydrofolate, or folate for short. Folate is vitamin B9, naturally found in foods.

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