B Vitamin Trivia [Part Four] B6 or Pyridoxine Deficiency

B6:The Most Essential B vitamin

B6 [Pyridoxine Deficiency] 

~Immune System weakness

Are you prone to recurrent infections?

Do you have yeast infections?

~Bone and Calcium Health

What about Osteoporosis?

Are you worried about your bone health?

Did you know the B vitamins help build healthy bones?

[Low levels of B6, B9 and B12 will cause Osteoporosis in rats]

~Hormone Problems

Is PMS part of your monthly routine?

Are your hormones out of whack?

[B6 is required for proper estrogen balance]

~Brain/Mental/Psychological Health

Do you have depression? 

What about ADD/ADHD?

Anybody in your family have epilepsy or seizures?


Do you have Diabetes?

Are you concerned about your glycosylated hemoglobin aka hemoglobin A1c?

Did you know B6 helps balance your blood sugar?

~Heart Disease

Are you at risk for heart disease?

Is your serum Homocysteine level elevated? 

Did you know that elevated serum Homocysteine was a risk factor to heart disease?

[It has been shown that taking Vitamins B6, B9 and B12 will normalize Homocysteine levels]


Do you have Asthma?

Do you have bouts of wheezing coughs?

Do you have wheezing every time you have a chest cold?

[Low B6 levels can cause wheezing/bronchospasm]

~Muscle Function

Do you have muscle spasms?

A tendency to develop leg cramps?

Have you ever been awakened by a leg cramp?

~Kidney Stones

Have you had kidney stones?

Are they calcium oxalate stones?

Have you heard B6 can help prevent recurrent stones?

~Joint and Hand pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome troubling you?

Are you suffering with nightly wrist and hand pain/numbness?

Have been told you need surgery to relieve the pain?

~Acne and Skin complexion

Do you have Acne ? Mild or severe?

Do you have Adult acne?

Have OTC and even prescription medications failed you?

If any or many of these questions prompted a nod or two; Vitamin B6 [pyridoxine] deficiency could be playing a role. 

Raising B6 levels from minimal to optimal levels can be the difference between health and sickness.

B6 can help many conditions. If you need specific advice message me; I can give you a quick list of accessory supplements plus do’s and don’ts. [I plan to write a series on various ailments soon.]

As long as B6 [pyridoxine] is taken with the other B complex vitamins and magnesium it is 100% nontoxic. If taken alone [in the absence of the companion nutrients] people can develop a reversible sensory neuropathy [numbness or tingling in the extremities].

Taking the “Activated” version of B6 [pyridoxal-5-phosphate] helps to improve B6 levels much faster, usually within 2 weeks vs 3-4 months with standard B6. 


It is important to take the B vitamins together; as in a B Complex supplement, “B100” or “B150” are common formulations. 

It is best to take the B’s twice a day.

Sugar depletes the B vitamins.

Studies show it is difficult to get enough B vitamins from foods alone.

Take a quality Multiple vitamin/mineral supplement [ask for a product with chelated minerals]

Message me or comment your questions or concerns and I will respond as quickly as possible.


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