What are side effects of taking vitamin b6
Not medical advice: While vitamin B-6 is generally safe for most people, some have reported experiencing sleepiness, headache, stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, or loss of appetite after consuming the vitamin.
Side effects of overdose can include numbness or tingling, or weakness and pain in the arms and legs, as well as restlessness, insomnia, mood swings, fatigue, heart palpitations, cramps, high blood pressure, and low blood sugar.
Long-term consumption of high doses of vitamin B-6 supplements can lead to nerve damage and neurological problems.
The recommended dietary allowance of vitamin B-6 is 1.3 mg each day for men and women ages 19 to 50 years of age.
A new study suggests that B vitamin supplements including B-6 may reduce the risk of stroke by about 12%.