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Can vitamin B12 supplements improve memory?

Poor memory and confusion can be symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency. In people who are deficient in vitamin B12 and are experiencing these symptoms, taking supplements of vitamin B12 may improve mental functioning. But there is no solid scientific proof that taking vitamin B12 supplements can improve memory or mental functioning in people who are not deficient in vitamin B12. Talk to your doctor for more information about vitamin B12.

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