Focus On Vitamins!
What is it?
Vitamin B6 can be known as Pyridoxine. It is a Water Soluble Vitamin which means that our bodies do not hold onto it. Any excess we consume is lost in our urine or sweat, so replenishing it daily is a must.
How does it Help us & Why do we Need it?
Vitamin B6 like all the B Vitamins, takes our food (Proteins) & turns it into Energy. Vitamin B6 is essential in having a healthy Cardiovascular (regulated blood pressure & heart function), Nervous & Immune System (by maintaining healthy cell multiplication & antibody productions). We need it to Keep our Skin, Hair & Red Blood cells healthy, as well as keeping our hormones in check. Some studies have shown Vitamin B6 can provide relief from Nausea in Pregnancy.
What are the Best Vegan Sources?
The Best Vegan Sources of Vitamin B6 are: SoyBeans, Oats, Banana’s, Wheat Germ, Avocado, Cooked Spinach, Raisins, Green Peas, Brown Ric, Baked Potatoes, White Rice, Brussel Sprouts & Seeds.
*(remember, by eating enough foods with essential Vitamin & Minerals you can never over~dose)!
Signs of Deficiency:
Signs of Vitamin B6 Deficiency include,Weakness, Poor Appetite, Dermatitis, sore Mouth, Frequent Infections, Anemia. Severe Deficiency can lead to Heart Dis~ease, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Kidney Stone formations & Depression. The elderly, individuals with Heart Dis~ease, Diet Restrictions, those who Abuse Alcohol, Smoke, & women using Oral contraceptives are all at a risk of Deficiency. Some Individuals with Asthma may be deficient as well.
Signs of Toxicity:
Toxicity is rare, but long-term high doses can lead to Nerve Damage.
Complementary & Incompatible Pairing’s:
Vitamin B6 supplements should be taken with Caution in~conjunction with Anti~Biotics & Anti~Depressants.
Individuals taking Anti~Parkinson drugs or Anti~Convulsant drugs should consult a doctor before taking extra supplements.
Here’s to you being You.Naturally.