Do Vitamin B12 Supplements Cause Acne?

Do Vitamin B12 Supplements Cause Acne?

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Should there be concerns around B12 and acne? Acne can be triggered in one in ten people who get vitamin B12 injections.

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This is part of my extended look at B12. For background and my updated recommendations, see:
• The Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency (
• The Optimal Vitamin B12 Dosage for Adults (
• Healthiest Food Sources of Vitamin B12 (
• The Optimal Vitamin B12 Dosage for Kids, Pregnancy, and Seniors (
• The Best Type of Vitamin B12: Cyanocobalamin or Methylcobalamin? (

All of these videos can be found in one digital download: Latest Vitamin B12 Recommendations (

I previously explored vitamin B12’s role in stroke risk. Check out:
• Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors: Vitamin B12 and Homocysteine? (
• How to Test for Functional Vitamin B12 Deficiency (
• Should Vegetarians Take Creatine to Normalize Homocysteine? (
• The Efficacy and Safety of Creatine for High Homocysteine (

That series is also available for digital download: Why Do Vegetarians Have Higher Stroke Risk? (

Up next is Do Vitamin B12 Supplements Cause Bone Fractures and Lung Cancer? (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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