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Metanx Vitamin

As a combination of active forms of folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12, Metanx® may help improve certain complications of diabetes. Specifically, this prescription vitamin is used as a dietary supplement in people who have certain blood vessel problems associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. It may also be used in people who have hyperhomocysteinemia (high levels of homocysteine in the blood), especially for people with leg or foot ulcers (open sores or wounds).
The vitamins in Metanx are thought to improve blood flow in damaged blood vessels, which can help damaged nerves to function properly.
Although the exact way it works is unknown, one of the ways Metanx is thought to work is by increasing nitric oxide, a natural body substance that dilates, or widens, blood vessels. When blood vessels are dilated, nutrients and oxygen, which are needed for nerve function, can flow more freely to the nerves.
Metanx comes in the form of a tablet and is typically taken once or twice a day.
(Click Metanx for more detailed information on this prescription vitamin. This featured article provides a complete overview of this supplement, including possible side effects and general safety precautions to be aware of.)
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