Body making too much Vitamin B6
I had many labs done this week in an attempt to figure out why I am dealing with chronic muscle and joint pain, and severe exhaustion and weakness. The results came back showing that my B6 (normal range is 2-20) is 116. I do take one supplement each evening, and my doctor said it’s far less than she even takes, and in no way would account for such a number. She is completely confused, saying she has never seen such a thing, and couldn’t even come up with any info on it. She will spend some time meeting with other doctors this weekend to brain storm.
I’m wondering if anyone has experienced this, or has any info. I am googling like a mad woman, and the only info I can find is about people taking too much B6 in supplement form, and the dangers of it in their system. Nothing whatsoever about a person’s body making too much. Ideas?
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Hello @cindi045, Welcome to Connect. If your B6 test level was 24, I think that is the normal range according to what I've read. Here's some information on the topic.
"What is the normal range for vitamin B6? – Reference range is 5 to 50 ug/L. The Food and Nutrition Board at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies used a plasma pyridoxal-5-phosphate level of 5 ug/L (20 nmol/L) as the major indicator of adequacy to calculate the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for adults." — Vitamin B6: http://www.clinlabnavigator.com/vitamin-b6.html
Have you discussed it with your doctor?
Responding to Granolamama . I know that your post was a while ago okay years ago LOL. I am wondering what you have found out since as my daughter has toxic B6 levels but does not take any supplements. Her doctor has basically told her there's nothing they can do and if not given her any suggestions and she's having more and more problems. I would love to hear from you. A concerned mother
I have the same thing happening – very high B6 but I am not supplementing. I started to get the pins and needles sensation a few months ago which spurred the blood test. I am considered very healthy otherwise. My doctor, nutritionist, and naturopath are at a loss. Naturopath thinks the liver is possibly not detoxing on its own properly so I am holding onto the B6, yet we still don’t know why. Does this sound familiar to anyone else? Any progress for you?