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Doctor insights on: Vitamin B6 And Fibroids

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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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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What's the suggested dose of vitamin b6?

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What's the suggested dose of vitamin b6?

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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What is the treatment for vitamin B6 overdose?

What is the treatment for vitamin B6 overdose?

Stop taking it: Vitamin b6 is water soluble and is excreted in the urine. Stopping the intake will quickly remove the excess, if any. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B6 help me climax? If not, what vitamins will?

Can vitamin B6 help me climax? If not, what vitamins will?

I don't believe: There are any vitamins or supplements that will reliability and repeatedly increase the likelihood of orgasm. I believe there are individual/anecdotal reports of this, but nothing that has been tested and found to have an association beyond chance alone. There is some data that suggests vitamin B6 can counteract elevated prolactin: this may have an effect on libido/interest in sex. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of the vitamin B6 multivitamins?

Yes: Too much pyridoxine or vitamin b-6 can cause peripheral neuropathy or even spinal cord damage. Therefore, best not to exceed 300-400 mg total daily, and the safest top dose is likely 100mg twice daily. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B6 or vitamin B12 have anything to do with hairgrowth?

Vitamin B6 helps..: With skin and hair health, but not hair growth. Vitamin B12 has many benefits, but not for hair! ...Read more

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I've read that foods rich in vitamin B6 have the ability to make dreams more vivid. Is this true?

I've read that foods rich in vitamin B6 have the ability to make dreams more vivid. Is this true?

Proven as supplement: A study showed taking 250 mg of b6 increased vividness of dreams. Lower doses might help as well. 250 mg/day can cause neuropathy in some so you shouldn't take that dose for more than a week or 2, but 100 mg/day is safe ; may well help. You can eat foods rich in b6 but it isn't known if the amount you can get from foods will be enough- see http://b6dreams. Com/2011/12/14/b6-and-dreams/#effect. ...Read more

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Hi, I was wondering if vitamin B6 can possibly stop ovulation or delay it? And if it could possibly be delaying af as well?

Probably not: I am not sure vitamin b6 will do much to promote or delay ovulation. The definition of infertility is > than one year of unprotected intercourse. Give it a few more months and if not successful, you may consider seeing your gyn or an infertility specialist. Good luck. ...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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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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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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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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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

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Does vitamin B6 keep you awake?

Does vitamin B6 keep you awake?

It shouldn't: How much are you taking? Why are you even supplementing? Do you know you have a deficiency? Stop taking it if you don't know for sure you have a deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the effects of vitamin B6 and b12?

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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What are the symptoms of vitamin B6 toxicity?

What are the symptoms of vitamin B6 toxicity?

And with that......: It's difficult to become toxic on a water soluble vitamin when your body can flush out the excess easily in the urine. If someone is genuinely b6 toxic, the solution is to stop taking massive doses of b6 before the problem becomes permanent. ...Read more

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Is taking 100mg a day of vitamin B6 exceeding the limit?

Is taking 100mg a day of vitamin B6 exceeding the limit?

Why take a B6 pill?: Why take a pill surrounded by a sheath when you can get it naturally surrounded by other vitamins, enzymes, co-enzymes, precursors, activators, antioxidants and other synergistic nutrients? See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb6-healthprofessional/ for excellent natural sources of b6. Don't be deceived into thinking a pill even comes close to the natural sources--it doesn't. ...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?

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/
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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?

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. Amrita Dosanjh
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata (fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain (aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more