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Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxine

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Benefit: Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine is actually a group of substance - pyridoxine, pyridoxinal and pyridoxamine - that are closely related and function together. It helps in the absorption of fats and proteins, prevents nervous and skin disorders and protects against degenerative diseases.

What happens if you body is Deficient with Vitamin B6: Deficiency can lead to dermatitis, conjunctivitis, anemia, depression, skin disorders, nervousness, insomnia, migraine headaches and heart diseases.

Source for Vitamin B6: The main sources of this vitamin are:

  • yeast,
  • wheat,
  • bran,
  • wheat germ,
  • pulses,
  • cereals,
  • banana,
  • walnuts,
  • soybeans,
  • milk,
  • egg,
  • liver,
  • meat and
  • fresh vegetables.

Recommendation (if you take vitamin B6 tables or supplements): The recommended daily requirement is 2.0 mg. for adults and 0.2 mg. for children. This vitamin used therapeutically from 100 to 150 mg. daily can relieve painful joints and the discomforts of pregnancy and pre-menstrual symptoms. Vitamin B6 is now the most intensively studied of all vitamins. Researches are on the threshold of a number of promising developments involving treatments of various ailments with this vitamin. They include hyperactivity in children, asthma, arthritis, kidney stones, blood clots in heart attack victims and nervous disorders.

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