Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Immune Booster • Anti-cancer
 
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VITAMIN B6 (Pyridoxine)
“The Immune Booster” - Necessary for the production of antibodies and red blood cells. Vitamin B6 is needed for more than 60 enzymes involved in protein metabolism. Of all the B vitamins, vitamin B6 is the most important for a healthy immune system. Vitamin B6 is a water soluble vitamin.

Possible anti-cancer properties (Vitamin B6 has been found to inhibit the growth of many different types of cancer cells in the laboratory).

Widely used for the symptoms of PMS and menopause. May cure some form of infertilities.

Functions/benefits
Boosts immunity.
Protects against cancer.
Helps to assimilate protein and fat.
Works as a diuretic (ie. promotes urination).
Helps prevent nervousness and skin problems.
Alleviates nausea.
Reduces leg cramps, hand numbness and muscle spasms.
Treats carpal tunnel syndrome (a compression of a nerve in the wrist that causes prickling sensations and may lead to severe pain).
Helps control diabetes.

Deficiency Symptoms
Loss of muscle control.
Nervousness.
Insomnia.
Skin disorders.
Anaemia.
Muscle pain.

Food sources
Brewer’s yeast. Avocados. Bananas. Liver, kidneys, heart. Melon. Cabbage. Molasses. Egg yolks. Milk. Wheat bran. Wheat germ. Chicken. Turkey. Tomato paste. Sunflower seeds. Artichokes. Sweet potatoes.

U.S. RDA: 2mg
EU RDA: 1.6-2mg
Supplements 50-200mg is ok.

Nutrient Destroyers
Alcohol. Birth control pills. Tobacco. Caffeine. Radiation exposure.

>> more info on nutrient destroyers

Toxicity
Toxic in high doses and may cause severe nerve damage when taken in quantities of more than 200mg per day. Toxic symptoms include: unstable walk, numbness in feet and hands.

Caution
Do not take vitamin B6 simultaneously with levodopa. - Levodopa is one of the drugs commonly taken by Parkinson’s disease sufferers. This is because L-dopa is inactivated by vitamin B6 and thus making L-dopa lose its effectiveness.

   

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