B 6 (Pyridoxine)
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.
The active compound is pyridoxal phosphate which is the coenzyme necessary for amino acid
IN BODY STORAGE:
Not stored in the body (water soluble). Must be replenished regularly.
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.
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.
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