Shocking Truth: Vitamin B6 Can Cause Deficiency Symptoms

Vitamin B6 Can Cause Deficiency Symptoms

Taking vitamin B6 and not seeing results? This could be the problem! In this Topic, we’re going to talk about why vitamin B6 supplements can cause vitamin B6 deficiency symptoms. The wrong form of vitamin B6 is pyridoxine hydrochloride (HCL). This is a synthetic version of vitamin B6 that has the potential to cause vitamin B6 deficiency symptoms. Pyridoxine HCL comes from petroleum, hydrochloric acid, and formaldehyde.

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If you take a vitamin b6 in the wrong form , the wrong type , it has the potential to cause vitamin b 6 deficiency symptoms .

So vitamin b 6 is supposed to prevent these , but taking the wrong form can actually cause these symptoms .

The wrong form of vitamin B6

So what is the wrong form ?

A pyridoxine , hydrochloride .

Now in the past Topic, I left out this part right here .

If you’re taking pyridoxine from a natural source , let’s say it’s from a food source or nutritional yeast that’s not fortified with some other synthetic vitamin , this is a natural source .

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The best natural forms of vitamin B6

So really has everything to do with the source because this version comes from petroleum esters , hydrochloric acid and formaldehyde .

So you want to avoid that .

So this is a no , but these are a yes depending on if the source of this is from a natural source .

You also have a few others , pyridoxal phosphate and pyridoxal 5 phosphate .

These are all good as well .

And it’s not even necessarily the amounts of this that you take , it’s the type of B6 .

Taking the wrong type can set you up for a deficiency of the actual thing you’re trying to correct .

The best natural forms of vitamin B6 are:

  • • Pyridoxine (not HCL)
  • • Pyridoxal phosphate
  • • Pyridoxal 5’-phosphate

Benefits of vitamin B6

vitamin B6 helps you control cortisol .

Normally , vitamin B6 helps you control cortisol .

That’s why it helps reduce stress .

Also , b 6 helps make serotonin , the hormone that gives you a sense of well-being .

It’s an anti depression , anti anxiety hormone .

Vitamin B6 helps:

  • • Control cortisol
  • • Create serotonin
  • • Convert amino acids into glucose

Also , vitamin B6 is involved in turning amino acids into glucose through this process called gluconeogenesis , making new sugars out of non carbohydrate sources .

So if you can’t do that , then you’re gonna constantly have a blood sugar issue and that can create these symptoms just from that alone .

vitamin B6 deficiency causes

By taking the wrong source , synthetic version .

Drinking alcohol can create a vitamin B6 deficiency .

Stress can do it .


Having inflammation , birth control pills , having malabsorption .

There’s a gut issue . You can’t absorb it .

And certain genetic problems like what’s called polymorphism where you have this defect in your gene that won’t allow you to absorb it , that could be another factor .

Low vitamin B6 is often caused by:

  • • Taking synthetic forms
  • • Drinking alcohol
  • • Stress
  • • Inflammation
  • • Birth control pills
  • • Malabsorption issues
  • • Genetics


Dr. Berg

I am a health educator specializing in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods such as the keto diet plan and intermittent fasting

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