|Vitamin B6 | Pyridoxine | Photo: Ephemeronium and Ben Mills|
Function: Co-enzyme in the conversion of amino acids and the synthesis of ribonucleic acid (DNA and RNA), which are carriers of hereditary traits. Regulates potassium-sodium balance and thus have influence on fluid balance, cellular nutrient supply and excretion. Involved in the formation of red blood cells and antibodies. is a natural antihistamine and diuretic agents.
Consequences of failure and therapeutic use: Joint disease, edema, premenstrual cramps, anemia, allergies and problems with blood sugar levels. Convulsions and neuralgia, neurological disorders in alcoholics. Depression in women using oral contraceptives. Nausea in the mornings in pregnant women. Varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Lack of ability to remember dreams. Geriatric disorders.
Recommended daily dose: 1.4 to 2.6 mg.
Therapeutic dosage: 50-200 mg.
Mega-dose: Up to 2000 mg.
Symptoms of overdose: Unknown, but excessive doses can disrupt sleep due to excessive dreaming.