Vitamin B-6

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What it does –

Vitamin B-6 keeps the immune system cranking to produce antibodies that you need to fight many diseases. Helps maintain normal nerve function and also acts in the formation of red blood cells, which of course is necessary for your entire body, including your vision. It is also required to digest proteins. The higher the protein intake, the more the need for vitamin B-6.

 

B-6 is toxic in large doses. Can cause neurological disorders and numbness. Do not exceed 100 milligrams a day.

 

Signs that you may be deficient – anaemia, arthritis, asthma, blood clots (that you won’t know about until it’s too late) depression, dermatitis or skin problems, insomnia, joint pain, kidney stones, migraines, nervousness.

 

Where to get B6 –

Avocado, banana, beans, chicken, citrus, eggs, fish, legumes, meats, milk, nuts, salmon, spinach, tuna, turkey, whole grains, and fortified breads and cereals, fresh vegetables, and walnuts

 

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