PharmD alum advocates for responsible regulation of vitamins
Alumna Ana Najafi, PharmD ’21, shares her experience fighting for responsible regulation of vitamin B6 (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - November 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why this East Bay research group wants to shut down vitamin B6 'mega doses'
With B6 touted as the latest supposed — but unsupported —Covid cure, the risk of overuse increases (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Why this East Bay research group wants to shut down vitamin B6 'mega doses'
With B6 touted as the latest supposed — but unsupported —Covid cure, the risk of overuse increases (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Does Vitamin B6 Need a Warning Label?
Vitamin B6, widely promoted and taken as a supplement, should carry a warning label about possible nerve problems, according to the CEO of a large contract research lab in Northern California. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newborn screening for epilepsy in sight through the discovery of novel disease biomarkers
(Radboud University Nijmegen) The door has finally opened on screening newborn babies for pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy (PDE), a severe inherited metabolic disorder. This screening promises to enable better and earlier treatment of the disease. To identify new biomarkers that can be used in the newborn screening protocol, also known as the neonatal heel prick, researchers at the Radboud University Medical Center joined forces with scientists at the Radboud University's FELIX laser laboratory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B6 deficiency enhances the noradrenergic system, leading to behavioral deficits
(Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science) A mouse model was generated to mimic the condition of vitamin B6 (VB6) deficiency observed in a subtype of patients with schizophrenia by feeding with a VB6-lacking diet. The noradrenergic system in the brain of VB6-deficient mice was enhanced, leading to social deficits and cognitive impairment. Inhibiting the excessive noradrenaline (NA) release by VB6 supplementation into the brain or treatment with ?2A adrenoreceptor agonist guanfacine suppressed the increased NA metabolism and ameliorated the behavioral deficits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Should you count on your Coco Pops for your vitamin B6? 
Vitamin B6 is important to keep our immune system robust, helping produce immune cells and regulating their movement in our intestine, where 70 per cent of all the body's immune cells are found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extracorporeal treatments for isoniazid poisoning: systematic review and recommendations from the Extracorporeal Treatments in Poisoning workgroup - Mowry JB, Shepherd G, Hoffman RS, Lavergne V, Gosselin S, Nolin TD, Vijayan A, Kielstein JT, Roberts DM, Ghannoum M.
BACKGROUND: Isoniazid toxicity from self-poisoning or dosing errors remains common in regions of the world where tuberculosis is prevalent. Although treatment of isoniazid poisoning is centered on supportive care and pyridoxine administration, extracorpore... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Vitamin B6 may help keep COVID-19's cytokine storms at bay
(Hiroshima University) Vitamin B6 may help calm cytokine storms and unclog blood clots linked to COVID-19's lethality. But research on it is lacking. A Hiroshima University professor calls on fellow scientists to study its potential role. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride)
Title: Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Vitamin B6 deficiency: One common health condition could make you lack this nutrient
VITAMIN B6 benefits the central nervous system, helping to produce neurotransmitters - serotonin and norepinephrine. One health condition could be hindering how much your body can absorb. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Body ’s First Responders
B vitamins aren’t glamourous… With the exception of vitamin B12, you may not be familiar with what the other B vitamins do. That can be a problem. B vitamins are critical nutrients for your immune system. And you may think you’re getting enough when you’re not. If you read ingredient labels, you often see B vitamins listed. The packaging may even say, “fortified with B vitamins.” But these are not really vitamins at all. They are “chemical copies” that have no real nutritional value. Today, I’ll show you how B vitamins help you beat infections and how to get the best s...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Getting Off the Roller Coaster of Emotional Eating
With spending so many hours inside, it can be so easy to seek comfort in food. Especially when some of us have enormous stock piles of tasty snacks and quick shelf stable carbohydrates like cereal, pasta and rice. Perhaps emotional eating is a new phenomena or we’ve struggled over the years with binge eating. Binge-eating is defined as consuming unusually large amounts of food typically in a short period of time and feeling unable to stop eating. During these stressful times we want to maintain emotional, mental and physical balance. Ensuring that we are getting the right nutrients without the self harm of overeating is ...
Source: Psych Central - May 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ivy Branin, ND Tags: Binge Eating Coronavirus Eating Disorders COVID-19 Cravings Emotional Eating emotional overeating Source Type: news

An adult case of generalized convulsions caused by the ingestion of Ginkgo biloba seeds with alcohol - Azuma F, Nokura K, Kako T, Kobayashi D, Yoshimura T, Wada K.
A 64-year-old woman developed symptoms of vomiting and tonic-clonic convulsions 9.5 h after eating 50 roasted Ginkgo biloba seeds with 100 g of alcohol. The intravenous administration of pyridoxal phosphate effectively improved the symptoms. Blood samples ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Vitamin B6 warning: Six problems that can occur if you have too much of the vitamin
VITAMIN B6 is one of eight vitamins in the B complex group. But taking too much of the vitamin could create any of the following six problems. What are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news