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vitamin b6 supplementVitamin B6 Fast Facts

Foods: Fish, poultry, pork, eggs, whole grains

Nutritional & health benefits: necessary for production of hemoglobin, helps regulate glucose sugar levels, maintains nervous system function

B6, or pyridoxine, is necessary for the formation of hemoglobin in the blood and also normalizes blood glucose levels which, in turn, boosts the body's energy levels and thereby bestow a general feeling of well being.

Besides its reputation as one of the 'feel good' vitamins, B6 research has also suggested that the vitamin may play a key role in treating autism, with more studies needed to discover its additional potential to treat heart disease, Vitamin B6 has already been shown to help lower homocysteine levels in the blood which as been suggested as a risk factor in heart disease.

Other studies conducted on the nutrient also have suggested its use in treating premenstrual pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, and many other conditions.

On a more practical note, many pregnant women also report taking B6 supplements in the battle against morning sickness.


also in Vitamins & Minerals --> Vitamin B1 | Vitamin B2

Vitamin B3 | Vitamin B12


More information about vitamin B6 around the Web:



Vitamin B6 Linus Paulding Institute's Micronutrient Information Center
- Comprehensive overview of its red blood cell and hormone functions, interaction with other nutrients, conditions and risk factors of deficiency, its use in disease treatment, related drug interactions, and recommended dietary allowances by age level.

 

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