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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Vitamin B6 Deficiency

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Dr. Richard Wallace
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Pyridoxine (Definition)

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Why would my vitamin b6 blood levels be high? Is this from toxicity or deficiency?

Need more info: What was result of testing? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, if you taking a regular mixed diet you are neither deficient nor with toxicity from B6. ...Read more

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What is the best biochemical test for evaluation of functional deficiency of vitamin b6? Thank you.

Xanthuranic acid: Elevated xanthuranic acid after taking 2 grams of l-typtophan is considered best functional test but plasma plp is best measure of stores: http://books.Google.Com/books?Id=3r0yeu79jfqc;pg=pa365;lpg=pa365;dq=urinary+xanthurenic+acid+b6;source=bl;ots=hom15-sbxt;sig=aycqgxzggy8k902wkkdjlrm4kzc;hl=en;sa=x;ei=gni_u8esdo6nsat14ygadw;ved=0cf0q6aewbg#v=onepage;q=urinary%20xanthurenic%20acid%20b6;f=false. ...Read more

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VITAMIN B6 14.6 NMOL/L 20.0-125.0 L pyroxidine, serum (vitamin B-6) Does this mean I'm b-6 deficient?

VITAMIN B6 14.6 NMOL/L 20.0-125.0 L pyroxidine, serum (vitamin B-6) Does this mean I'm b-6 deficient?

Likely: Whoever ordered the blood draw is the best to interpret the results. I'm not familiar with measuring B6 routinely so I'm not sure how accurate or reliable the test is. ...Read more

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How long will I need to take vitamin B6 for peripheral neuropathy that was caused by chemotherapy?

How long will I need to take vitamin B6 for peripheral neuropathy that was caused by chemotherapy?

Get it from food: All people need vitamin b6 but most get it from food and so should you. It is present in many green vegetables. Eat well and you don't need to take it in pill form. ...Read more

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I have neurological symptoms, 30 lesions on a brain mri, and high vitamin B6 blood levels (86ng). Can high B6 levels cause brain lesions?

I have neurological symptoms, 30 lesions on a brain mri, and high vitamin B6 blood levels (86ng).
Can high B6 levels cause brain lesions?

No relation: I cannot find any evidence that brain lesions are related to vitamin B6. I tried a literature search and there appears to be no connection. ...Read more

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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's the suggested dose of vitamin b6?

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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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What is the toxicity of vitamin b6?

None: Vit b6 is hydrosoluble, any extra you take, it will be eliminated. ...Read more

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I have high blood levels of vitamin B6 ?

Not a problem: I presume that this is because you are ingesting a large amount of b6, probably through supplements but perhaps via diet. B6 is not hazardous unless you take large amounts for a long time, generally 250 mg/day or more, or it may cause neuropathy. High levels just mean you have more than most people but is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Could 100 mg vitamin B6 be taken when pregnant?

Could 100 mg vitamin B6 be taken when pregnant?

Yes, but why?: Have your obstetrician recommend a good multivitamin for you as folate (folic acid) is the most important vitamin to have adequate levels of during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How are evening primose oil and vitamin B6 different?

Essential oil, vit.: Evening primrose oil is a great source of gamma-linolenic acid (gla), an essential omega 6 fatty acid necessary for good health, but there are many other sources of gla as well. Vit b6 is an essential b vit. That is needed by over 100 different enzymes in our bodies-see http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/vitaminb6-healthprofessional/ & http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/gamma-linolenic-000305.Htm. ...Read more

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Why would a person take melatonin and vitamin B6 before bed?

Why would a person take melatonin and vitamin B6 before bed?

Depends: Melatonin can help some people feel sleepy before bedtime. Alternatively, it can be used to adjust a person natural brain sleep rhythm. ...Read more

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What's the difference between evening primose oil and vitamin b6?

What's the difference between evening primose oil and vitamin b6?

Primrose Oil & B6: Vitamin b6 is pyridoxine, a water-soluble vitamin present in several different forms in the body. It's involved in many reactions, mostly involving proteins. Alcoholics, people with kidney disease, autoimmune disorders, and malabsorption syndromes can develop deficiencies. Evening primrose oil comes from the seed of the evening primrose plant. It contains gla, an essential fatty acid. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Vitamin B6 (Definition)

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