vitamin B6

noun
\ -ˈbē-ˈsiks How to pronounce vitamin B{inf}6{/inf} (audio) \

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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These range from protein to zinc, iron, choline, folate, iodine, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Healthy meals involve preplanning, interaction," 31 July 2019 Multivitamins and other supplements — including selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin D alone, calcium alone, folic acid and iron — did not have a significant effect on death or heart disease, according to the study. Steven Reinberg, chicagotribune.com, "More evidence supplements won’t help the heart," 11 July 2019 The paper names 12 nutrients key to managing depression and anxiety: folate (vitamin B9), iron, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, selenium, thiamine (vitamin B1), vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C and zinc. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "Feed Your Head: Foods That Target Depression and Anxiety," 26 July 2018 According to the National Headache Foundation, the greasy food lines the intestines and slows down the alcohol absorption process while the fructose and vitamin b6 in the honey reduce hangover symptoms. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, "10 Expert-Approved Secrets to Hack Your Hangover," 12 Dec. 2016 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, Philly.com, "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

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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vitamin B6

noun
\ -ˈbē-ˈsiks How to pronounce vitamin B{inf}6{/inf} (audio) \

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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