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?

~Diabetes

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]

~Asthma

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. 

Remember……

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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