there is a big difference between Super B9 folate and folic acid?

Vitamin B9 (often mistakenly used interchangeably with folic acid), can come from food in the form of folate, or can be synthetically processed in the form of folic acid.

Vitamin B9 is a water-soluble vitamin and thus is not stored in the body. Instead, it is taken in the form of folic acid.

The name, folate, comes from Latin for “leaf,” as green leafy vegetables, legumes and citrus fruits are the richest sources of this vitamin.

Folates are available in many forms; folates in food remain metabolically active and appear in the main circulating form as 5-methyl tetrafolate.

This form has a host of positive functions and benefits in the body, including amino acid and nucleic acid biosynthesis, conversion of amino acids, replication of DNA and RNA, and also acts as a co-factor in a number of biological processes.

Folic acid on the other hand, the supplement form of vitamin B9 , remains metabolically inactive until it is converted into folates. The conversion of folate to tetrahydrofolate (THF) is done by the enzyme dihydrofolate reductase in the liver.

Read the explanation from the FDA (Food & Drug Administration of USA) HERE.