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Is too much vitamin b6 bad for you?

Can vitamin B6 be harmful? People almost never get too much vitamin B6 from food. But taking high levels of vitamin B6 from supplements for a year or longer can cause severe nerve damage, leading people to lose control of their bodily movements. The symptoms usually stop when they stop taking the supplements.

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In this manner, how much b6 can you take a day?

You can get vitamin B6 from food or supplements. The current recommended daily amount (RDA) for B6 is 1.3–1.7 mg for adults over 19.

how much vitamin b6 is toxic? Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) causes neuropathy at intakes of 1000 mg per day or more, which is about 800 times the daily intake from foods. There have also been occasional reports of toxicity at intakes of 100-300 mg per day.

Likewise, people ask, what are the side effects of taking too much vitamin b6?

However, too much vitamin B-6 also can cause:

  • A lack of muscle control or coordination of voluntary movements (ataxia)
  • Painful, disfiguring skin lesions.
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as heartburn and nausea.
  • Sensitivity to sunlight (photosensitivity)
  • Numbness.
  • Reduced ability to sense pain or extreme temperatures.

Is 200 mg of b6 too much?

Vitamin B6 is usually safe in amounts of 200 to 500 mg per day, although occasional problems have been reported in this range. Higher amounts are clearly toxic. Any adult taking more than 200 mg of vitamin B6 per day for more than a few months should consult a doctor.

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