Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)


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Quick Overview

Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine is believed to be involved in more biochemical processes than almost any other nutrient.  It is believed to help:

  • Turn protein, fat, & carbs into energy

  • Support immune & nervous function

  • Promote cardiovascular health

  • Lessen PMS and bloating


Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine is believed to be involved in more biochemical processes than Your body uses vitamin B6 to help fight heart disease by lessening the formation of homocysteine which allows cholesterol to clog arteries and heart muscle.  It has been found to regulate hormone production, and works to keep red blood cells from forming potentially dangerous blood clots.  It may also serve to alleviate the effects of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Vitamin B6 is believed to be useful in cases of seizures (only where deficiency is the cause), diabetes, heart disease, varicose veins, and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).
Please note however that vitamin B6 lowers the effectiveness of the drug Dilantin, used to control epileptic seizures, so epileptics should avoid this supplement.

Vitamin B6 keeps red blood cells from clumping together and forming blood clots, which could lead to heart attack or stroke, or to the onset of varicose veins.

Anecdotally, women who supplement with vitamin B6 state that it does seem to help ease premenstrual  cramping and bloating. This may be due to vitamin B6's role in prostaglandin production that relaxes the uterine muscles, and acts as a mild diuretic.

Fruits and vegetables don’t contain much vitamin B6, but avocados, bananas, mangoes, and potatoes contain this vitamin. Vegans and vegetarians may be advised to supplement their diet with B6.

Additional Information

SKU 11017
Size 250 mg / 100 veg. Caps.

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