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B6 Pyridoxine HCL, 100mg
Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) is necessary for protein
metabolism, energy production and normal nervous system function.
Vitamin B-6 is involved in nearly 60 enzyme systems in the body. It is
necessary for normal growth, red blood cell synthesis and vitamin B-12
Vitamin B-6 has often been called 'the woman's vitamin' because it is so
helpful for premenstrual syndrome, and may help the depression
associated with the use of oral contraceptives. Vitamin B-6 may also
help prevent certain complications of pregnancy including nausea and
vomiting, gestational diabetes, intrauterine growth retardation, and
Research has shown that vitamin B-6 (usually in doses of 50 to 200
mg/day) can prevent or relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
and may be helpful for asthma. Vitamin B-6 supplementation, in
conjunction with folic acid and vitamin B-12, can lower homocysteine
levels, thus reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease. By inhibiting
the production of oxalate, vitamin B-6 may prevent calcium oxalate
kidney stone recurrence.
Persons at risk for vitamin B-6 deficiency: anyone with a malabsorption
problem (such as lactose intolerance or celiac disease; diabetics;
elderly; women who are pregnant, nursing or taking oral contraceptives.
Incidents of vitamin B-6 toxicity are very rare.