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Vitamin B6

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The B vitamins are a group of 8 all water-soluble vitamins, all crucial for cell metabolism, converting food into energy, the normal functioning of the central nervous system and the formation of red blood cells.

What might a low result mean?

Although rare, a vitamin B6 deficiency can cause muscle weakness, nervousness, mood changes, difficulty concentrating and short-term memory loss.

What might a high result mean?

Elevated vitamin B6 is likely to be due to over-supplementation. Although high levels are rarely dangerous, over-supplementation can cause temporary neurological disorders. Vitamin B6 supplements can also interact with other medication and cause a reaction.

How might I improve my result?

Low vitamin B6 levels can be improved by incorporating more foods rich in vitamin B6 into your diet. Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin found in foods including some meat, poultry, fish, seafood dairy, lentils, beans, carrots, spinach, bananas, brown rice and whole-grains.