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My girlfriend takes aggressive B12 supplementation (sublingual

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My girlfriend takes aggressive B12 supplementation (sublingual and injected) because she has the MTHFR polymorphism.
Ever since she started supplementing B12, she has gotten acne on her face, ears, and neck.
I had not made the connection to B12 and neither had she nor any of her doctors, but this study was published today:
If she must continue to take B12, can you think of any acne treatments that might benefit her, assuming the mechanism outlined in this research is valid?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.
First of all, for that deficit she should be taking also a b complex, folate and B6
Is she?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes, she is taking those.
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.
What type of B complex...exactly what ingredients