Folic Acid

Does folic acid work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Folic Acid

The overall effectiveness rating for folic acid is 3 out of 3. This rating means there is ample evidence that using folic acid will lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for Folic Acid

There is one study in the database on folic acid; the confidence rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for folic acid as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Folic Acid

Products Containing Folic Acid
Alpha Preworkout
C4 Extreme Energy
Full list of all 34 products containing Folic Acid.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about folic acid. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Mental Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve cognitive ability


Title of Study
Effect of 3-year folic acid supplementation on cognitive function in older adults in the FACIT trial: a randomised, double blind, controlled trial