Top
30
Doctor insights on: Vitamin B6 Maximum Daily Dose

Share
Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
240 Doctors shared insights

Vitamin B6 (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
3 doctors agreed:
2

2
What's the suggested dose of vitamin b6?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
3 doctors agreed:

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

4

4
Is vitamin B6 200mg daily to high if I want to treat my peripheral neuropathy?

Is vitamin B6 200mg daily to high if I want to treat my peripheral neuropathy?

How do you that it: Is due to B6 deficiency. You ought consult a neurologist to determine the cause of peripheral neuropathy and treat the cause. Excess of B6 can itself cause neuropathy. You may visit these two sites for information and then discuss the matter with your doctor.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-b6/background/HRB-20058788
https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/16320662 ...Read more

5

5
How can I lengthen a 7 day luteal phase? I'm already taking 100mg of vitamin B6 daily I've been trying to conceive for a year

How can I lengthen a 7 day luteal phase? I'm already taking 100mg of vitamin B6 daily I've been trying to conceive for a year

See a doctor: A 7 day luteal phase if very abnormal. Usually that makes it nearly impossible to get pregnant. And usually that is a results of something seriously wrong with the ovaries. So I would not waste time. I would recommend seeing a fertility specialist. ...Read more

6

6
There's 50mg of vitamin b6 in my daily multivitamin. Is it safe to take a melatonin pill that includes 2mg of vitamin b6 or is that too much b6?

There's 50mg of vitamin b6 in my daily multivitamin. Is it safe to take a melatonin pill that includes 2mg of vitamin b6 or is that too much b6?

B6: I am never sure that multivitamins or single vitamins are better than regular meals but they will not do any harm unless you are being charged too much for it.
With spring here and summer coming you probably don't need additional meds. ...Read more

7

7
Is it safe to take 200mg vitamin B6 with isoniazid 300mg daily? The B6 was cheaper otc. I was prescribed 50mg vitamin B6 from my doctor originally.

Is it safe to take 200mg vitamin B6 with isoniazid 300mg daily? The B6 was cheaper otc. I was prescribed 50mg vitamin B6 from my doctor originally.

Probably safe but...: High doses of vit. B6 can cause neuropathy (inflammation/irritation of nerves). 200 mg is at the border of the amount that could cause this. Authorities advise not taking more than 100 mg, but 200 mg/day for months is the lowest amount proven to cause problems. Capsules with 50-100 mg of b6 are inexpensive & widely available at health food stores. You can take the 200 mg but buy a lower dose next. ...Read more

9

9
Friend takes vitamin b6, b12, and folic acid on a daily basis, he says it prevents heart disease, stroke and mental depression. Is this true?

Friend takes vitamin b6, b12, and folic acid on a daily basis, he says it prevents heart disease, stroke and mental depression. Is this true?

Yes for some-depends: B6, B12 & Folic Acid all lower homocysteine, a metabolite of methionine. High homocysteine is a better predictor of risk of heart disease & stroke than cholesterol, high BP & smoking! These vits. Are proven to lower stroke risk but not yet proven to reduce heart attack risk-but likely will for anyone with high homocysteine. See
http://www. Patrickholford. Com/index. Php/blog/blogarticle/171/ & comment:. ...Read more

10

10
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

11

11
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

12

12
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

13

13
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

15

15
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

16

16
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

17

17
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

19

19
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

20

20
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

21

21
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

22

22
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

24

24
Would it be best to take a b vitamin complex rather than vitamin B6 on its own?

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

25

25
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

26

26
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

27

27
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

28

28
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

29

29
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

30

30
How do I treat vitamin B6 toxicity?

Discontinue B6: High doses of vitamin b6 can, over time, be toxic, and may result in nerve damage or numbness and tingling in the extremities that may eventually be irreversible. You should discontinue use of supplemental b6 if any unusual numbness develops in the body. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Wallace
180 Doctors shared insights

Pyridoxine (Definition)

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