B-6 vitamin danger!

Posted by Lynsorensen @lynsorensen, Dec 11, 2017

With the assistance of a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, I have almost completely eliminated the uncontrolled muscle spasms now. First and foremost: beware of taking multi-vitamin capsules that have B6 listed. B-6 overdosage (which is contained in every multivitamin I found in stores and on the internet) can cause loss of muscle control and spasms in some people. So can gluten found in many foods so now I am also gluten free. I now work out with a personal trainer 3 days a week and do water aerobics another 2 days. Got off gabapentin and also clonazepam. Using CBD oil capsules each morning (no more opioids or chemicals) and using a CBD topical ointment to rub on my leg muscles each night. He says I don’t need him anymore! And I don’t. No more shaking or muscle cramps or pain. Still a little numbness but that is receding also.

I take pyridoxal-5-phosphate which is very effective at preventing the damage from AGEs (Advanced Glycation End Products). I get 37.5 mg twice per day in Life Extension’s Two Per Day supplement. I take one with my early meal and one with the evening meal. I also take a 100 mg cap of pyridoxamine-5-phosphate in between these two meals. This is within the safety range. I take this along with carnosine, alpha-lipoic-acid, and Benfotiamine to prevent AGEs and I also eat a diet low in AGEs. Diabetes is accelerated aging as a result of the excess glycation of proteins and lipids so it’s best, in my opinion, to have a safe and effective approach to preventing the damage caused by diabetes. Here is a very simple article about eating a diet low in AGEs. http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2014/11-nov/foods-high-in-ages.html

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@chuckfrasher

I take pyridoxal-5-phosphate which is very effective at preventing the damage from AGEs (Advanced Glycation End Products). I get 37.5 mg twice per day in Life Extension’s Two Per Day supplement. I take one with my early meal and one with the evening meal. I also take a 100 mg cap of pyridoxamine-5-phosphate in between these two meals. This is within the safety range. I take this along with carnosine, alpha-lipoic-acid, and Benfotiamine to prevent AGEs and I also eat a diet low in AGEs. Diabetes is accelerated aging as a result of the excess glycation of proteins and lipids so it’s best, in my opinion, to have a safe and effective approach to preventing the damage caused by diabetes. Here is a very simple article about eating a diet low in AGEs. http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2014/11-nov/foods-high-in-ages.html

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@chuckfrasher
Thanks for the article. I mentioned to you previously that we take L Carnosine to help combat AGE's. What I did not know of was the benefit of taking pyridoxal-5-phosphate. I took my wife off of the B-complex supplement she was taking because its B6 component was sourced from both pyridoxal-5-phosphate AND pyridoxine. I think I remember having an issue with the pyridoxine only. I had read that pyridoxine can be harmful for PN sufferers. I think I remember wishing it had only stated the source as being exclusively pyridoxal-5-phosphate. Can you please reference the link to the Life Extension product you take? I'd like to take a look at that. Was it a B-complex? Thanks, Hank

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Who was your Doctor at Mayo?

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@drb02r

Who was your Doctor at Mayo?

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@drb02r I'm not sure who your question is for so will tell you who I had back in 2016. My Mayo Clinic Rochester neurologist was Dr. Nathan Young who I would highly recommend. Very good neurologist but an exceptionally good people person which is one of the qualities I really like in a doctor. Fortunately for me, I haven't met many at Mayo that aren't good listeners to their patients (my number one qualifier).

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My B6 blood test came back at 131 which is extreme toxicity, and I have hypothyroid. Does anyone know what works to remove B6 from the body fast besides anti inflammatory foods? I'm a female and I've lost my hair.

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@channelcat33

My B6 blood test came back at 131 which is extreme toxicity, and I have hypothyroid. Does anyone know what works to remove B6 from the body fast besides anti inflammatory foods? I'm a female and I've lost my hair.

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Lots and lots of water. It’s a water soluble vitamin, so flushed out with water. You might also try goldenseal.

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@channelcat33

My B6 blood test came back at 131 which is extreme toxicity, and I have hypothyroid. Does anyone know what works to remove B6 from the body fast besides anti inflammatory foods? I'm a female and I've lost my hair.

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Hello @channelcat33 – I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @athenalee and other members. If you are taking any daily vitamins you might want to check them as a source of too much B6. You can find more information on B6 here:

Vitamin B6 – Health Professional Fact Sheet: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB6-HealthProfessional/

Here's some more information – "Jan 15, 2021 — Can vitamin B6 be harmful? People almost never get too much vitamin B6 from food or beverages. 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." — Vitamin B6 – Consumer – Office of Dietary Supplements – NIH: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB6-Consumer/

Did your doctor have any suggestions to help you lower the B6 levels?

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