All Abou Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 Benefits:

Things To Know & Note

It is an:

Essential vitamin or mineral

Primary use:

General health

Also known as:


Mostly used for:

Lowering blood pressure

Gets along with:

Aspirin or laropiprant

Most common side effect:


High doses of vitamin B6 usually cause nausea, heartburn, extreme sensitivity to sunlight and painful skin patches. These tend to go away on their own once you stop taking high doses of vitamin B6. Read about vitamin B6 dosage and toxicity here.

While vitamin B6 is considered safe, there is a chance of toxicity and long-term health issues if taken in high doses for periods longer than a year. The most common such health issue is severe nerve damage, which causes loss of control of bodily movement.

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