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Is Your Antacid Making You Tired?

Recent research published in The Journal of The American Medical Association (link below) showed that commonly used antacids, including proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), inhibit the absorption of vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12 is sometimes referred to as the “longevity” vitamin and the “anti-fatigue” vitamin.  It is involved in many essential  functions in the body including the development of red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body.  It also nourishes the myelin sheath of the nerves.  

Common symptoms of B12 deficiency include fatigue, weakness and memory problems, and over-time deficiency may lead to nerve damage.

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1788456

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