Metformin Can Cause Vitamin B12 Deficiency

1549Many people with Diabetes take the medicine metformin, and those who do should be warned about the possible side effects. Metformin has been linked to vitamin B12 deficiency and anemia. Studies show that 20% of metformin users have low B12 levels, which can lead to low energy. If you take metformin, it is a good idea to monitor your B12 levels.*

B12 can be sourced from many animal foods such as meat, poultry, fish and dairy. Vegans should take a vitamin B12 supplement. If you have vitamin absorption issues, consider liquid B12.

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