Category Archives: Supplements And Vitamins

Synthetic Vitamin May Be Key to Blocking Diabetes Complications

German researchers propose that a synthetic derivative of thiamine, or vitamin B1, may be useful in preventing blindness, limb loss, kidney failure and other complications of diabetes that are caused by high blood-glucose levels. The drug, benfotiamine, used in Germany to treat sciatica and other nerve problems, has been shown to reverse the effects of … Continue reading Synthetic Vitamin May Be Key to Blocking Diabetes Complications

Vitamin E Supplementation Is Ineffective in Some Cases

A recent study conducted as part of the Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation (HOPE) trial found that vitamin E supplementation had no effect on cardiovascular disease, other coronary risk factors, or kidney disease in middle-aged and elderly people with diabetes. The multinational study involved 3,654 subjects in the United States, Canada and Germany. All participants were … Continue reading Vitamin E Supplementation Is Ineffective in Some Cases

Glucophage Users May Have Low Vitamin B12 – Tums Could Provide Relief

A Tums a day could keep B12 malabsorption away, say researchers who studied the effects of metformin on vitamin B12 absorption. Metformin, sold under the brand name Glucophage, is an oral agent prescribed for type 2 diabetes. In a study of 14 people who switched from sulfonylureas to Glucophage and a control group of seven … Continue reading Glucophage Users May Have Low Vitamin B12 – Tums Could Provide Relief