Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is a supplement that very few people ever think about adding to their regimen. In the past, most people obtained enough B6 from their diet, but that is not always the case today.
Those who consume little or no meat, may be deficient in B6. Also, people over 50 have less B6, so supplementation might be a good thing to consider.
Certain medical, emotional, and hormonal specific issues have been improved with specific amounts of vitamin B6.
Some physical conditions that might be helped with B6 supplementation:
- Autoimmune disorders
- Impaired renal function
- Cardiovascular disease
- Cognitive function
- Morning sickness
- Boosts Immune System
- Hormone control
- Other: skin, eczema, dandruff, acne, hair loss, dry skin, melanoma and psoriasis.
Visit the National Institute of Health for more information, keeping in mind that the recommended daily allowance (RDA) is extremely low. Most people supplement with 50 or 100mg tablets.
Some testimonials supporting the addition of Vitamin B6:
…the added benefit that I felt after a few days was that a large amount of the anxiety I felt during the day was either diluted or non existent. don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I’m cured of anxiety or anything like that but its a lot more manageable. I doubt it was a placebo as I didn’t even know about how it can allegedly help anxiety until I looked it up a few days after taking it, and what prompted me to make the post was that I neglected to think about taking it this morning and felt my old fear return and didn’t put it together that I forgot to take it until I got home this evening.
“I was prescribed Pyridoxine (VItamin B6) 25 mg for nausea during pregnancy and I am absolutely amazed. I honestly didn’t think it was going to work and not only does it work, but it doesn’t cause drowsiness so I am a happy camper! I give the medicine a 9 rating.”
I always keep B6 on hand because it is helpful when under any kind of stress (and I have plenty of that). I take a B complex, but add extra B5 and B6 when under extra stress.
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Disclaimer: The above information and references are not intended to be used as a substitute for doctor prescribed medications or treatments. Always consult with your medical practitioner before making any changes in your daily regimen.