Alternate Names : Pyridoxine
Vitamin B6 is a vitamin that can be dissolved in water. It is
one of the B-complex vitamins.
The Recommended Dietary Allowance, called
for vitamin B6 for men is 2 milligrams (mcg) per day; for women, it's
1.6 mcg per day. People who eat a well-balanced diet should get
enough vitamin B6. Most people do not need to take supplements.
Someone with a vitamin B6 deficiency can suffer from:
convulsions, which are sudden, uncontrollable muscle spasms
A person can get too much vitamin B6. This only
happens when high doses, more than 50 to 500 times the RDA, are
taken over months or years. This can cause temporary or permanent