Folate, an essential part of the B complex of vitamins, encourages healthy circulation and cellular repair of your skin and digestive tract. Along with vitamins B6 and B12, folate is integral to the production of red blood cells and keeps your heart healthy by preventing the build-up of a toxic compound produced by our bodies called homocysteine. It is considered a brain "food" and strengthens immunity through the formation of white blood cells. Folate is probably best known for its ability to prevent neurological birth defects in early pregnancy when taken in optimal amounts (at least 400 mcg). Our certified organic folate is made through our special fermentation process using organic vegetables, fruits, and other natural food sources. This creates a vitamin that is naturally bound in a synergy of beneficial cofactors and whole-food compounds. By taking your supplements in food-form, you are getting your daily nutrients just as nature intended for optimal benefit. Plus they are super gentle and can be taken on an empty stomach if so desired. Vitamins and minerals aren't found as synthetic "isolates" in nature. And neither are they in our vitamins!