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VITAMIN B 6 (Pyridoxine)

FUNCTION:
Essential for the production of body proteins and hemoglobin (the blood carrying chemical of the blood). Necessary for the synthesis and breakdown of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Helps in the formation of antibodies. Reduces muscle spasms, leg cramps, hand numbness, nausea and stiffness of the hands. Good for maintaining a proper balance of sodium and phosphorous in the body.

CHEMISTRY:
The active compound is pyridoxal phosphate which is the coenzyme necessary for amino acid metabolism.

IN BODY STORAGE:
Not stored in the body (water soluble). Must be replenished regularly.

DEFICIENCY LEVEL:
It is estimated that one third of U.S. households are deficient. Deficiency may result in: acne, alopecia (loss of body hair), anemia, anorexia, nausea, arthritis, cracked lips, conjunctivitis, depression, dizziness, fatigue, slow wound healing, irritability, nervousness, seizures, stunted growth, weakness, convulsions and insomnia.

FOOD SOURCES:
Wheat germ, chicken, fish, eggs, unmilled grains, peanuts and walnuts. Food sources of the vitamin B 6 (pyridoxine glycosides) may only have bioavailabilty of 50%..

DOSAGE FOR SUPPLEMENTATION OF THE DIET:
10-50 MG per day.

SAFETY:
Low toxicity- some reversible toxic effects can occur with massive doses of over 100 MG/day for months or years. Toxicity may take the form of electric shock sensations or paresthesia.

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