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Testing Metformin + Berberine Together - Page 9

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Old 07-12-2018, 13:54   #81
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For me Berberine works just about as well as metformin; I am on a reduced amount of met and supplement with Berberine. Aside from the GI issues with met it also inhibits your body's absorption of vitamin B12. Once your B12 goes to a very low level you will need B12 injections to bring it up to an acceptable level. According to my physician which he does not understand why I would be so concerned about my B12 level at this since it is still in the lower but safe range. His reply is once it gets to low then I would need to stop in his office maybe once a month to receive a B12 injection... so much for preventative medicine in my opinion.

Normal B12 vitamins when swallowed will not increase your B12 level since the absorption occurs in the terminal ileum. I am experimenting with talking B12 tablets that are quick dissolve sublingually (under your tongue). Based on a study in New Zealand; this version of B12 seems to be almost as effective as a B12 shot. I have my baseline results from last fall and will have it checked again later in the year or early next to see if there is improvement. I feel this is more preventative approach to management than what my physician is recommending.

This is the primary reason for taking Berberine and that is to reduce reliance on metformin.

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