Vitamins

Vitamin B6

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Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine, Pyridoxal, Pyridoxamine

  • Preparations
  • Food Sources
  1. Meat
  2. Poultry
  3. Fish
  4. Bananas
  5. Bran
  6. Nuts
  7. Whole-grain bread
  8. Cereals
  9. Soybeans
  10. Vegetables
  • Causes
  • Vitamin B6 Deficiency
  1. Medication Causes of Vitamin B6 Deficiency
    1. Isoniazid (INH)
    2. Levodopa
  2. Signs of Vitamin B6 Deficiency
    1. Glossitis
    2. Peripheral Neuropathy
    3. Dementia
    4. Niacin Deficiency
      1. Pyridoxine facilitates tryptophan conversion to Niacin
      2. Pyridoxine deficiency may result in Niacin Deficiency
  • Efficacy
  • Potential benefit of Vitamin B6
  1. Effective in Hyperemesis
    1. Vutyavanich (1995) Am J Obstet Gynecol 173(3 Pt 1):881-4 +PMID: 7573262 [PubMed]
  2. May lower Coronary Artery Disease risk
    1. Based on retrospective studies
    2. Higher Vitamin B6 intake associated with lower Homocysteine
    3. Rimm (1998) JAMA 279:359 [PubMed]