Does folic acid work?
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.
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|
|Full list of all 27 products containing Folic Acid.|
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|