Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)

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How does Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) work?

Pyridoxine is required for the proper function of sugars, fats, and proteins in the body. It is also required for the proper growth and development of the brain, nerves, skin, and many other parts of the body.

Are there safety concerns?

Pyridoxine is safe for most people. In some people, pyridoxine might cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, tingling, sleepiness, and other side effects. Long-term use of high doses might cause certain brain and nerve problems.

Pyridoxine is also safe for pregnant women when taken under the supervision of a health professional.

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