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Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)

Functions of vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)

 

·         Is required for the balancing of hormonal changes in woman

·         Necessary for the synthesis and breakdown of protein to form amino acids

·         Aids in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates

·         Assisting the immune system

·         Aids in the removal of excess fluid of premenstrual women

·         Helps maintain a proper of sodium and phosphorous in the body

·         It is linked to cancer immunity

·         Fights the formation of the toxic chemical homocysteine, which is detrimental to the heart muscle

 

Deficiency symptoms of vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)

 

·         Irritability, nervousness and insomnia

·         General weakness

·         Skin changes such as dermatitis and acne

·         Asthma and allergies might develop

·         Kidney stones might appear

People with an increased risk of vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) deficiency

 

·         People taking antidepressants

·         Women on the pill or on hormone replacement therapy

·         Those following a high protein diet

·         Drinkers

·         People eating many refined foods

·         Smokers

 

Food sources of vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)

 

·         Eggs

·         Fish

·         Poultry

·         Pork

·         Carrots

·         Bananas

·         Peas

·         Whole grains

 

Best results if used with:

 

·         B group vitamins

·         Vitamin C

·         Magnesium

·         Potassium

·         Zinc

·         Fatty acids

 

Recommended dietary allowance for vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) Acid)

 

·         Adult male                           1.7 milligram (is indicated as Adequate intake)

·         Adult female                        1.5 milligram (is indicated as Adequate intake)

·         Children (under 8)                 0.6 milligram (is indicated as Adequate intake)

 

Biozest supply vitamin B-6         0.9 milligrams per 500 ml ready to drink

 

 

Toxicity symptoms of vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)

 

·         Supplementation (from diet or otherwise) should be controlled as extreme dosage (more than 2 grams) may cause neurological damage.

·         People on medication for Parkinson’s disease should also be careful about high dosage as it can inactivate levo-dopa

 

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