Vitamin B6 Deficiency Symptoms & Vitamin B6 Benefits

Vitamin B6 Deficiency Symptoms & Vitamin B6 Benefits

Irritability, kidney stones, and an increased
risk of cardiovascular disease. These are just a few of the potential symptoms of not
getting enough vitamin B six for those of you who don’t know me, my name is Dustin Williams
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Vitamin B six is a very important vitamin and we need to make sure that we are getting
enough to meet our individual needs. By the end of this video, you’ll know the symptoms
that you may see if you don’t get enough vitamin B six why you might need more than the RDA
of vitamin B six and make sure that you stick around to the end of the video because I’m
going to talk specifically on why you want to make sure that you don’t get too much vitamin
B six either. So let’s just dive right into some symptoms
that you may see. If you have a vitamin B six deficiency, the first one is potentially
a chronic low grade level of inflammation. From there. You could also potentially see
that you don’t get enough vitamin B three because in order to synthesize vitamin B three
in the body, it requires vitamin B six so you could end up having some of the symptoms
that are associated with a vitamin B. Three deficiency. If you don’t have enough vitamin
B six you could also see cognitive symptoms and cognitive decline such as irritability
or depression. You could potentially also be more vulnerable to infection and you could
also see hypoglycemia. Vitamin B six is responsible for helping you store glycogen in your liver,
so if you don’t have an a vitamin B six you may not have enough glycogen stored as a backup
energy source, which could call the cause of low blood sugar.
There is a specific form of anemia that can be caused by deficiencies in vitamin B six
you could also potentially see a soreness, red sores inside the mouth, outside the mouth.
Also kind of in the uh, in the angles or the corners of the mouth. That can happen from
a vitamin B. Six deficiencies and I already mentioned earlier an increased risk of cardiovascular
disease as well as the potential increased risk of kidney stones and also has been associated
with morning sickness and pregnancy. Knowing that these are the symptoms. If you have any
of these symptoms and you want to start diving into looking at vitamin B six the first thing
that I’m always going to recommend is that you start by looking at your food. Are you
getting enough food that contains vitamin B six and some of the better sources? Are
those consistently in your diet or in your diet at all?
So whenever we’re looking at foods, we have to look at some of the best sources. Now understand
these are not the only sources of vitamin B six but they are typically some of the better
sources as far as the absorption and utilization of vitamin B six so this is going to come
from eggs, fish, dairy, meat, liver, organ meats, and then bananas. Now if you notice
I only mentioned one plant source, which was bananas. Whenever I talk about B6, the form
of B6 differs between animal sources and plant sources. With the exception of bananas, it’s
not as easy to absorb vitamin B six from your plant sources. So if you eat more plants or
if you’re vegan or vegetarian, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are guaranteed a
deficiency, but it does mean that it’s something you might want to pay more attention to because
getting B6 from plant sources can vary individually based on your gut flora as far as how well
you are able to absorb it and utilize it as well as the health of your liver.
So one thing that you might want to pay attention to if you aren’t eating very much meat or
if you’re not eating anything at all from here, we want to look into what might actually
cause you to be deficient in vitamin B six the most obvious one to look at is of course
the food sources that I just mentioned. Are you getting any or very much of the food sources
that I mentioned that have the most usable forms of vitamin B six from there, there a
potentially are several other reasons that may have a B six deficiency or you may have
a B six deficiency besides just coming from your food sources. One of the first ones that
you may want to pay attention to is frequent urination or just loss of fluids in general
because B vitamins are all water-soluble. If you find that you have a lot of fluid loss,
it may actually cause you to utilize less of the vitamin B six that you have.
Another reason is high levels of inflammation. If you have a lot of inflammation going on,
inflammation actually raises your need for vitamin B six you also need to look at the
way that you are cooking your foods. If you tend to overcook foods, especially like uh,
you know your meats and your grilling more and if you tend to like things more well done
or you overly cook your vegetables, this is going to degrade the amount of vitamin B six
that you’re getting from that food. Another thing to look at is vitamin B two or your
riboflavin. Whenever you eat B6 from certain food sources, it has to be activated in the
liver and whenever this process happens, it requires a vitamin B two. So if you’re getting
enough vitamin B six from your diet, but it’s not being converted into the active form,
it could potentially be because you’re not getting enough riboflavin either.
You can start to see how multiple of these B vitamins play together. You also kind of
want to pay attention to if you’re on oral contraceptives or higher levels of estrogen
as both of these things can increase your need for vitamin B six and as well as chronic
use of NSA IDs. So we’re looking at like aspirin and um, ibuprofen and Tylenol. Any of these
nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, if you have chronic use of them or use them on a
regular basis, these things may also increase your need for vitamin B six so what about
getting too much vitamin B six is this a thing? Yes, it definitely is. Vitamin B six is one
that you want to pay attention to if you are using supplementation to make sure that you
do not get too much. Uh, one of the first things that you may see happen is neurological
symptoms. Thankfully if you lower the dose that you’re
taking the vitamin B six that typically will remedy it. But regardless, it’s not something
that you want to toy with. So we want to make sure that we are getting adequate amounts
and not too much of vitamin B six there was also a study done. Now this was done on men,
specifically non women. And what they did is they tested them on B6 and B 12 and for
the B6, anything that was above 20 milligrams per day over a longer period of time actually
increased their risk of lung cancer by 82%. So making sure that not taking too much vitamin
B six over a longer period of time, something you may want to pay attention to specifically
if you’re a man, we don’t know if they have the same implications for females or not,
but regardless, just because it’s a vitamin, it doesn’t mean that it’s okay to take a ton
of it. Uh, also there was some, uh, research on the
lung cancer as far as too much vitamin B 12. I’ve actually already done a video on this,
so I will link to that below in the description. If you want to click on that and watch it.
I kind of explain what may happen as far as taking too much vitamin P 12 and what’s to
potentially do about it. So how can you get too much vitamin B six the main way is going
to be from supplementation. It’s highly unlikely that you’re going to get too much vitamin
B six from the food that you’re eating, you’re usually going to see it in supplementation.
Another thing to pay attention to besides supplementation is energy drinks. These are
really popular right now, which I’m not sitting here telling you not to have any energy drinks,
but they do contain multiple B vitamins and if there’s somebody that you find you’re drinking
multiple of these a day, you’re going to want to see the amount of B6 that’s in each one
of these drinks and see how much you’re actually getting from the drinks on top of what you’re
getting from the food. Plus if you’re supplementing with it, you
can end up taking in more V6 if you’re not paying attention to all of the areas that
is coming from now. The tolerable upper limit that has been set by the government is 100
milligrams per day of vitamin B six a. I personally even feel that, honestly, that’s probably
too high of a dose. I usually don’t have anybody go over 20 to 30 milligrams. I had the majority
of people start anywhere between five to 10 milligrams to see if they are symptoms start
to subside. If they still aren’t seeing their symptoms getting any better between five and
10, we may temporarily bump it up to 20 to 30 milligrams, but I usually don’t go over
30 milligrams with my clients. Now, if you wanted to take more, my recommendation is
that you go see a doctor, you have some blood work done and you verify that you may potentially
need more than that. Um, but without that verification, I typically
have clients stay on the lower end, anywhere between five to 10 maybe upwards of 20 to
30 milligrams in a day depending upon their needs. As far as supplementation goes, there’s
a couple of different supplements out there for vitamin B six if you choose to experiment
with it, I would recommend what is called P five P so that’s the active form of vitamin
B six if you take that one, it doesn’t have to go through the process of going into the
liver and getting activated and needing the other B vitamins to help with this. You just
are already taking the active form. If you find B6 that is P five P again, as far as
starting out, I recommend five milligrams a day, maybe 10 to start with to see if your
symptoms have side. You can go up to 20 to 30 milligrams from there for a short time
if needed, but usually that’s what I would recommend that you start with.
As far as my recommendation on the actual supplements, I’ve got links below where you
can click and go to, I have a a a pill form and I also have a powder form. Getting these
smaller doses of vitamin B six can sometimes be hard and a quality supplement, so the supplement
that I’m recommending it’s in pill form is around 20 milligrams a day. If you wanted
to try less than that, then you would have to probably get the actual power and use it
as your supplementation and overall, as I mentioned earlier, I would definitely recommend
that you start by looking at your food sources first. That’s always going to be my recommendation.
Are you getting enough B six and where’s it coming from? Start there and then after that
you can start looking into some supplementation, but make sure that you are not taking too
much. As a lot of the supplements out there may
have between 50 milligrams to a hundred milligrams in one capsule. If you want to join a community
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9 thoughts on “Vitamin B6 Deficiency Symptoms & Vitamin B6 Benefits

  1. I eat a lot of eggs, that should be good. Also I know Nutritional yeast is high in B's, not sure if it's high in B6 specifically though. Great video!

  2. Great Information! I am becoming a lot more aware of what I am putting in my body and this information is gold!

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