Thursday, May 10, 2012

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

*Vitamin B6 is also known as Pyridoxine
- Morning sickness
-Menstrual Problems
-Binge eating disorders
-Canker sores
-Heart Disease
-Kidney Stones

When B6 is added with Vitamin B12 and folic acid it can lower blood levels of homocysteine, reducing the risk of heart attack and preventing intermittent claudication (leg or muscle pains due to exercise or walking), Phlebitis (swelling of the veins caused by blood clots), Alzheimer's, and high blood pressure.
The Daily Value: is 2 milligrams, however; if you are taking supplements of 50 milligrams or more... take in divided doses 2-3 times a day.
Good Food Sources of Vitamin B6: Chicken, Fish, Eggs, Spinach, Broccoli, Tomato Juice, Bananas, Watermelon, Acorn Squash, etc...  
Caution: Possible side effects for dosages over 100mg a day for several months can cause nerve damages.
*Please consult with your ND or MD before using any supplements, whether natural or synthetic.


  1. I use B complex daily and it really helps with my perimenopausal symptoms and it does wonders for my moods and energy level.=)