vitamin B6

\ -ˈbē-ˈsiks \

Definition of vitamin B6

: pyridoxine or a closely related compound found widely in combined form and considered essential to vertebrate nutrition

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Eat one serving daily of foods with vitamin B6 (one banana or a bowl of whole-grain cereal) to help even out hormone levels; and beta-carotene (two medium carrots) to give skin a smoother texture. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know To Get Rid of Cystic Acne for Good," 7 Nov. 2017 Keep your nervous system healthy: Thank the folate and vitamin B6 in cauliflower for that. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "It's Official: Cauliflower Is Just as Good for You as Colorful Veggies," 31 May 2018 Too much vitamin B6 has been associated with nerve damage, and even modestly additional amounts of vitamin C or vitamin D in some people can predispose to the formation of kidney stones. Ronald S. Litman,, "New study on supplemental vitamins proves they're useless and a waste of money," 5 June 2018 There are conventional medications for morning sickness that are considered safe for pregnancy, such as vitamin B6 and doxylamine, an antihistamine sold under brands like Unisom. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "Cannabis dispensaries recommend products to pregnant women," 10 May 2018 And that's not all—sunflower seeds also contain the anti-belly bloat mineral magnesium and mood-regulator and -lifter vitamin B6. Amy Capetta, Woman's Day, "10 Foods That Fight Off ALL Your PMS Symptoms," 19 June 2015 Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin B6, folate, iron, manganese, thiamin, niacin and choline. NBC News, "How I learned to love (or at least tolerate) vegetables," 26 Mar. 2018 The seizures were traced to a pair of genetic mutations causing a rare condition called pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy which is treatable with a form of vitamin B6. Paul Sisson,, "Rady Children's Institute sets Guinness world record," 12 Feb. 2018

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vitamin B6

\ -ˈbē-ˈsiks \

Medical Definition of vitamin B6

: pyridoxine or a closely related compound found widely in combined form and considered essential to vertebrate nutrition

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