vitamin B6

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vitamin B6

[′vīd·ə·mən ¦bē¦siks]
(biochemistry)
A vitamin which exists as three chemically related and water-soluble forms found in food: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine; dietary requirements and physiological activities are uncertain.
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1993) listed 16 interventions: relaxation techniques, chiropractic, massage, imagery spiritual healing, megavitamin therapy, commercial weight-loss programs, lifestyle diets (macrobiotics), herbal medicine, self-help groups, energy healing, biofeedback, hypnosis, homeopathy, acupuncture, and folk remedies as part of their study of alternative therapy.
It was these much higher doses that might be needed for full health, and people began to speak of megavitamin therapy.
When megavitamin therapy and prayer specifically for health reasons are included, that number rises to 62 percent, according to the National Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
This breakthrough in the treatment of organic psychoses and schizophrenia was lost for the next decade, until the double-blind studies of Hoffer, Osmond, and Smythies and the birth of megavitamin therapy for schizophrenia.
His pursuit of spirituality through seances and experiments with LSD, as well as megavitamin therapy, ultimately scandalized AA.