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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Inflammation causes tissue-specific depletion of vitamin B6," Arthritis Research & Therapy, 2005.
You should be able to get all the vitamin B6 you need from your daily diet.
The researchers were cautious about their findings, published in today's British Medical Journal, saying more work was needed before definitive recommendations for treating PMS with vitamin B6 could be established.
Patients with hip fracture may be vitamin B6 deficient.
Although TOPA is not a vitamin -- because it's made by the body's own cells -- it combines the chemical talents of vitamin B6 and vitamin C, a "curious" property necessary to the functioning of this enzyme, Klinman says.
"Our results show that taking vitamin B6 improved people's ability to recall dreams as compared to a placebo," said research author Dr Denholm Aspy, from the University's School of Psychology.
Exclusion criteria included NVP needing hospitalisation, lack of acceptance of herbal medicine, gastrointestinal or other pathological disorders, or allergy to ginger or vitamin B6. Subjects were allocated to one of three groups: ginger (500 mg), B6 (40 mg) or placebo twice daily for four days.
Lerner et al (2001) (4) conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial in which 15 inpatients with schizophrenia who met the criteria for TD were assigned to vitamin B6, 400 mg/d, or placebo for 4 weeks.
'Our results indicate that mature and young leaves of sweet potato could provide significant amounts of vitamin B6 to the human diet, ' the researchers said.
'Our results show that taking vitamin B6 improved people's ability to recall dreams compared to a placebo,' said study co-author Denholm Aspy from the University's School of Psychology.
The study published online ahead of print in Perceptual and Motor Skills, included 100 participants from around Australia taking high-dose vitamin B6 supplements before going to bed for five consecutive days.
Stop taking vitamin B6. If this fails to stop it, see a GP and take a urine sample.