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Vitamin B 6

Discussion in 'Indian Diet & Nutrition' started by Eljaype, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Eljaype

    Eljaype Bronze IL'ite

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    Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxine

    Pyridoxine helps in red blood cells metabolism, nervous and immune systems to function efficiently. It also helps the conversion of tryptophan an amino acid to niacin.

    Pyridoxine assists in the balancing of sodium and potassium as well promotes red blood cell production. It is involved in the nucleic acids RNA as well as DNA. It helps children who has learning difficulties.

    Women in particular may suffer from pre-menstrual fluid retention, severe period pains, emotional PMS symptoms, premenstrual acne and nausea in early pregnancy. Mood swings, depression as well as loss of sexual drive is sometimes noted when pyridoxine is in short supply and the person is on hormone replacement therapy or on birth control pills.

    Pyridoxine deficiency in adults principally affects the peripheral nerves, skin, mucous membranes, and the blood cell system. In children, the central nervous system, is also affected.

    Deficiency can occur in people with uremia, alcoholism, cirrhosis, hyperthyroidism, mal-absorption syndromes, congestive heart failure and in those taking certain medications.

    Vitamin B6 is found in a variety of foods including fortified cereals, beans, meat, poultry, fish, and some fruits and vegetables
    Try not to take B6 supplements. since it is a water soluble vitamin excess will be excreted, but the overdose of supplements are known to hurt the nervous system.

    Too much vitamin B6 can result in nerve damage to the nerves of the arms and legs. This nerve problem is usually related to high intake of vitamin B6 from supplements and can be reversed when the vitamin supplementation is stopped.

    Vitamin B6 is found in a wide variety of foods. Foods such as fortified breakfast cereals, fish including salmon and tuna fish, meats such as pork and chicken, bananas, beans and peanut butter, and many vegetables, like spinach, tomato, avacado, and soya beans, lima beans will contribute to your vitamin B6 intake. These will be more than enough supply of Vitamin B6 in a daily basis.

    So please do take when you have to go in for vitamin B6 supplements .
     
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  2. Anandchitra

    Anandchitra IL Hall of Fame

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    Thank you for all this information on different vitamins. I was not aware of these at all. Imostly have one multi vitamin and think i am done. As written by you most of these vitamins are also found in natural foods and other fodd grains. Reading helps us to become ore aware. Thanks.
     
  3. Eljaype

    Eljaype Bronze IL'ite

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    sorry for the delay in my reply Chitra. Yes I completely agree with you. Many are of the opinion just one multi vitamin is enough for the day just to make up. Even the Doctors here say like that sometimes, "Just take one after meals you'll be okay". But that's not enough.

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    Latha
     
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    It is especially true that our body absorbs these goodies from natural food items better than from synthesized supplements.
     

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