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Vitamin B6 Information

A water-soluble compound, vitamin B6 is essential for the formation of hemoglobin, an important part of red blood cells. It also has antioxidant properties and helps enzymes to work properly. Although it is effective for treating vitamin B6 deficiencies, there is not enough evidence to suggest that it works for most other claimed uses. Some people may be more likely to experience problems while taking these supplements, so it is important to talk to your healthcare provider first if you are pregnant, have had a coronary stent, or have any allergies.
(For more information, including a list of possible side effects, click Vitamin B6.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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