Don’tcha just love modern medicine

The most commonly prescribed drug for diabetes depletes vitamin B12.  54.28% of patients taking metformin developed peripheral neuropathy (feet, hands tingle, burn, go numb) versus 28.57% who weren’t taking metformin.  Homocysteine levels, an undesirable blood protein, rose significantly on those individuals taking metformin.  Even short-term metformin use results in a decrease of vitamin B12 and folic acid. [Indian Journal Endocrinology & Metabolism Oct 2016]  Another recent finding is that quercetin, a molecule found in red apple peel, inhibits homocysteine in addition to B vitamins. [Nutrition Aug 6, 2016]

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