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Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6

 

VITAMIN B6 (Pyridoxin)

Vitamin B6 is necessary for metabolism of nutrients. It aids in formation of antibodies and helps maintain balance of sodium and phosphorus in the body. It is also needed for the synthesis of RNA and DNA. Its Properties are Adrenergic, Diuretic, Nervine, Nutritive and Serotonergic.  The bodies Systems are Affected are the Brain, Dopamine, Female Reproductive System, Liver, Mucus Membranes, Muscles, and Nerves.

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Possible Signs of Deficiency

Adrenal exhaustion (stress disease)

Anemia

Arteriosclerosis

Dermatitis

Dizziness

Epileptic-type convulsions in children

Fainting easily

Inflammation of the lips

Insomnia

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Insulin (oversensitivity)

Morning sickness (kidneys eliminate)

Motion sickness

Mouth problems

Nausea / Vomiting

Nervousness

Skin disease

Tremors

Weak muscles

Clinical Uses of Nutrient

Acne

Anxiety

Arthritis

Autism

¹Birth Control (countering side effects)

Breasts (swelling / tenderness)

Burning Feet / Hands

Dandruff

Depression

Diabetes

Edema

Fatigue

Hemochromatosis

Leg Cramps

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D.)

P.M.S. (general)

²P.M.S. Types A, C, D, H

Pregnancy (herbs / supplements)

Psoriasis

Sore or Geographic Tongue

Tooth decay

Stretch marks – with the use of Zinc

Bell’s Palsy

St. Vitus Dance

Epileptic seizures

Nerve compression injuries (Carpel Tunnel)

Uses of Nutrient in the Body

Keeps nerves young

Helps utilize fats

Helps in forming of blood

Brings about harmonious operation of the muscles

Encourages proper function of oil glands

Improves tolerance to noise

Influences hair color, growth, and texture

*Properties: Adrenergic, Diuretic, Nervine, Nutritive, and Serotonergic

Conditions Controlled by Vitamin B6

Carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism

Balance of Sodium & Phosphorus

Formation of Blood Antibodies

Foods High in Nutrient

Avocado

Bananas

Beef

Beets

Brewer’s Yeast

Broccoli

Brown rice

Chicken

Molasses

Nuts (Brazil, chestnuts)

Nut / Grain oils

Cod

Dates

Egg yolk

Honey

Liver

Organ meats

Raw green leafy vegetables

Salmon

Seeds

Tuna

Wheat bran and germ

Whole grains

HERBS

Alfalfa

Capsicum

Catnip

Kelp

Red Clover

Papaya

RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)

MenWomen
1.8 mg1.5 mg
OR: 0.2 mg per 100 mg of protein

Other Considerations:

Vitamin B6 has been found to be effective in protecting people with sun-sensitivity and helps to alleviate air, sea and motion sickness. It also regulates fluid production in the body.

Warnings:

Vitamin B6 is the only water-soluble vitamin and if taken in high doses over time may be toxic, resulting in numbness and tingling in the extremities. Taking antidepressants, ¹oral contraceptives, and estrogen may increase the need of more Vitamin B6.

References:

¹Birth control may decrease Vitamin B6 in the body.
²See “The Comprehensive Guide To Nature’s Sunshine Products”.
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Kristine Devillier, RND    natureslinkwellness.com   Nature’s Link Wellness Center