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Study confirms blood sugar drug Metformin depletes vitamin B12...

by , 24 March 2021
Study confirms blood sugar drug Metformin depletes vitamin B12...
If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, your doctor may have prescribed metformin to help you manage your blood sugar.

It works by reducing the amount of sugar your liver makes, and also reduces the amount of sugar that gets absorbed in the intestines.

But in a major study, called the Diabetes Prevention Outcomes Study, the researchers found that one of the side-effects of taking this drug long-term is a deficiency in vitamin B12.

Study finds low levels of vitamin B12 in longterm Metformin patients... 

Scientists started to notice that patients using Metformin had lower levels of vitamin B12. It was thought that perhaps Meformin improves the absorbtion of this essential vitamin in tissues so it only seems levels are low in the blood...

But this major long-running study has disproved that. Vitamin B12 is also lower in tissue compared to placebo - up to 19% lower over 4.3 years!
 
The researchers calculated you have an 11-fold increased risk of being vitamin B12 deficient if you take Metformin.

But what does this really mean for your health?

Vitamin B12 plays an important role in the body - it keeps nerves and blood cells healthy. It's also responsible for helping the body make DNA (genetic) material, and prevents a type of anaemia that makes you feel weak and tired.

Keep reading...

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What this study highlighted...

The researchers also observed that homocysteine concentration levels were higher by 5% - which could increase the risk for stroke.  

And there was more severe neuropathy over the long-term in the people taking the Metformin. 

If you take Metformin, and controlling your blood sugar naturally is not an option, have your vitamin B12 levels checked. 

Normal levels are considered between 190 and 900 nanograms per milliliter - but anything below 300 ng/mL should be treated by taking a vitamin B12 supplement.

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