The Care2 petition tells that FDA’s new rules ban folate while allowing the synthetic form of Vitamin B – folic acid – in supplements. It underscores the importance of folate for health, particularly in prevention of birth defects.
A 2011 article on Newsmax listed the main benefits of folate and claimed it is beneficial for the health of heart and brain. It lists boosting immunity via production of blood cells in healthy quantities as another health benefit of folate.
The petition has been signed by more than 21K people and it aims at getting 100K signatures in support.