Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Applications:Anxiety, carpal tunnel, depression, epilepsy, headaches, kidney disease, anemia, mental illness, hypoglycemia, epilepsy, arthritis, asthma, insomnia, Parkinson's disease, pregnancy, lactation, cataracts, eczema, high cholesterol, immune deficiency.
Scientific Data:A vitamin B6 deficiency has been profoundly linked to a number of mental disorders, including clinical depression and schizophrenia.15 Pyridoxine therapy has been successfully used to treat childhood epilepsy, for enhanced cardiovascular health, and to inhibit melanoma in test animals.Vitamin B6 depletion has also been connected to immune deficiency, kidney diseases, asthma, sickle cell anemia and diabetes.
Recommendations:Look for pyridoxine hydrochloride or pyridoxal-5-phosphate. Injections of this vitamin are also available if liver disease is present.

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