• How to take B6?

    Anna Mikhailova
    Anna Mikhailova
    October 23, 2014
    How to take B6?

    Vitamin B6 is very important for the health of the body. With its lack or absence, there can be convulsions, hair loss, deterioration of vision, lower blood pressure, etc. Therefore, it is so important to prevent B6 deficiency. Let's talk about how to take it.

    Vitamin B6 intake: dosage

    To properly take vitamin B6, you must comply with the following dosages:

    • children from 6 to 12 months - 0.5 mg once a day;
    • children from one year to three years old - at 0.9-1.3 mg once a day;
    • children from 3 to 7 years old - 1.3-1.5 mg once a day;
    • children from 7 to 14 years old - 1.5-1.7 mg once a day;
    • adolescents - from 1.7 to 2 mg per day;
    • adults, 2-3 mg 1-2 times a day.

    In this case, it is best if the doctor selects the exact dosage after the examination and testing. If anemia is detected, you will need to take vitamin B6 30 mg 3 times a day for 25 days. After 2 months, the treatment is repeated. With the prevention or deficiency of vitamin B6, it is necessary to take it for 2 weeks for children and 1 month for adults.

    Taking B6 during pregnancy

    In the period of childbearing a woman's body especially needs vitamin B6, as it is consumed in large quantities for the development of the fetus. The daily intake of vitamin B6 in this case, the following - 3 mg.

    How to take B6

    To better absorb vitamin B6, it is recommended to take it in the morning. If you need to drink it several times a day, but the last intake should not be later than 16 hours. Vitamin B6 can not drink milk. It is also not recommended to take it along with calcium and phosphates.

    Contraindications and side effects

    Vitamin B6 is not recommended to be taken in the following cases:

    • liver damage;
    • cardiac ischemia;
    • stomach ulcer or duodenal ulcer.

    Also pay attention to the side effects that can occur when taking vitamin B6 (in most cases, with an increase in daily dosage):

    • diarrhea;
    • nausea;
    • dizziness;
    • weakness;
    • reduced attention;
    • headache.

    It should be borne in mind that B6 is best absorbed from food.

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