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What do you advise if I'm taking vetiligo, some dr said don't,t take any vitamin C it make worse what about vitamin b6?

What do you advise if I'm taking vetiligo, some dr said don't,t take any vitamin C it make worse what about vitamin b6?

Do you: mean vertigo or vitiligo? Neither will affect the skin problem. There may be some benefit of b6 in vertigo, but there is no confirmatory scientific data, only anecdotal reports. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Vitamin B6 (Definition)

Vitamin B6 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Is 50mg vitamin B6 safe?

Is 50mg vitamin B6 safe?

Yes: Problems with peripheral nerves and/or spinal cord issues, seem nonexistent, below total daily dose of 400 mg. ...Read more

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What is vitamin B6 used for?

What is vitamin B6 used for?

Many things: Vitamin b6 in it's activated formed call pyridoxal-5-phosphate (p5p) is the cofactor in many biochemical pathways in the body involved in production of neurotransmitters (that affect mood, etc, ), histamine (involved in allergy), hemoglobin (red blood cells) and proteins involved in methylation and regulation of our genes. ...Read more

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Can i overdose on vitamin b6?

Can i overdose on vitamin b6?

Yes: Probably, the risk begins over 300 mg a day, but becomes riskier over 400 mg a day. The issues involve peripheral nerve and /or spinal cord, with numbness and weakness of arms and legs. Can be literally irreversible. ...Read more

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Where can I find vitamin B6 ?

Where can I find vitamin B6 ?

??: Right off hand i can't say what dietary source there is but green leafy veggies would be a good bet the easy answer is using a supplement the big ? Is how much and for those with carpal tunnel syndrome i usually start at 100 mg 2 x/ day and cut back to 100 mg daily when the symptoms decrease significantly. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What's the suggested dose of vitamin b6?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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B6: For adults with B6 deficiency, start with 2.5mg. to 25mg. daily for 3 weeks, then maintenance dose of 1.5-2.5 mg. per day. For women on Birth control pills, use 25mg. per day. For PMS , use 50-100mg. per day. ...Read more

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How do I know how much vitamin B6 is enough?

How do I know how much vitamin B6 is enough?

You do not need: To be a mathematician to eat! if you eat god made food you will get all your vitamins. B6 administration should be used when it is recognized by a professional as being necessary. ...Read more

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Can someone actually overdose from vitamin b6?

Can someone actually overdose from vitamin b6?

Not exactly but...: This depends on what you mean by overdose. I think of overdose as a single high dose causing harm, in which case taking a large single dose of b6 will not cause harm.However, taking high doses of b6 daily for months (usually at least 1000 mg but in some as low as 200 mg)can cause toxicity symptoms, most commonly peripheral neuropathy, also headaches, fatigue & irritability, reversible on stopping b6. ...Read more

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What conditions for is vitamin B6 prescribed ?

B6 or pyridoxine: (and related compounds) is a coenzyme which performs many functions facilitating many, mostly protein, reactions. Rich sources include fish, beef liver, potatoes/other starchy vegetables and fruit. Isolated B6 deficiency is uncommon. Some evidence B6 promotes heart health, lowers cancer risk, promotes cognitive function, helps premenstrual syndrome: evidence for all inconclusive. Stay well. ...Read more

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How do I know how much vitamin B6 can I safely take?

100 milligrams: Adults ages 19 to 50 need 1.3 milligrams of vitamin b6 daily, while older women need 1.5 milligrams and senior men need 1.7 milligrams. Don’t take more than 100 milligrams a day, which is the upper tolerable limit set by the federal government. ...Read more

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What occurs if you had a excess amount of vitamin b6?

What occurs if you had a excess amount of vitamin b6?

Neuropathy and...: In general, vitamin b6 is extremely safe and well-tolerated, though it may cause stomach upset in some, esp. If taken without food.However, taking high doses of b6 daily for months (usually at least 1000 mg but in some as low as 200 mg) can cause toxicity symptoms, most commonly peripheral neuropathy (tingling & numbness) also headaches, fatigue & irritability, which will dissipate upon stopping b6. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods contain high levels of the vitamin b6?

Please suggest what foods contain high levels of the vitamin b6?

Many sources: Major sources of vitamin b6 include cereal grains, legumes, vegetables (carrots, spinach, peas, and potatoes), milk, cheese, eggs, fish, liver, meat, and flour. Pyridoxine is frequently used in combination with other b vitamins in vitamin b complex formulations. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B6 keep ypu up at night if taken too late in the day?

Depends: Some people are sensitive to various b vitamins. B2, b6, B12 can boost energy. ...Read more

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Would it be best to take a b vitamin complex rather than vitamin B6 on its own?

Not b-complex!: B-complex is usually a blend of b vitamins, plus vitamin c. I recommend either a b-50 or 100, or the individual b vitamins as needed. ...Read more

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At what point can a person overdose on vitamin B6 and what are the effects of this kind of an overdose?

At what point can a person overdose on vitamin B6 and what are the effects of this kind of an overdose?

Taking lots 4 months: I think of overdose as a single high dose causing harm, in which case taking a large single dose of b6 will not cause harm. However, taking high doses of b6 daily for months (usually at least 1000 mg but in some as low as 200 mg) can cause toxicity symptoms, most commonly peripheral neuropathy (tingling & numbness), also headaches, fatigue & irritability, which will dissipate upon stopping b6. ...Read more

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What are the effects of vitamin B6 and b12?

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What are the effects of vitamin B6 and b12?

Vitamins B6,B12: B6 is important in protein metabolism, improving immunity, and nerve function. B12 is essential in cell maturation, improving nerve function. ...Read more

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Any vitamin B6 side effects?

Any vitamin B6 side effects?

From excessive doses: In general, vitamin b6 is extremely safe and well-tolerated, though it may cause stomach upset in some (esp. If taken without food.However, taking high doses of b6 daily for months (usually at least 1000 mg but in some as low as 200 mg) can cause toxicity symptoms, most commonly peripheral neuropathy (tingling & numbness) also headaches, fatigue & irritability, which will dissipate upon stopping b6. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Wallace
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Pyridoxine (Definition)

Pyridoxine is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more