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Hair loss Treatment: Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal/Pyridoxine HCL)

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Essential Vitamin


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It has been shown in previous studies on Zinc that combined with Vitamin B6, it was markedly able to inhibit the conversion of Testosterone to DHT in the skin.   There are now studies that show that specific types of B6 alone will inhibit DHT creation and androgen receptor activity.  However these studies show that the source of B6 is important, as some sources actually INCREASE creation of DHT.  In other words, if you don’t know what form of B6 you’re getting, it may be best to leave it alone.   It is important to get enough though, because according to the same studies, a deficiency of B6 will increase DHT creation as well.


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Clinical Results

Not tested directly for hair loss, but has been shown to inhibit creation of DHT and activity of the androgen receptor.


Safety/Side Effects

Although side effects from vitamin B6 supplements are rare, at very high levels (200 mg or more per day) this vitamin can eventually damage sensory nerves, leading to numbness in the hands and feet as well as difficulty walking. Vitamin B6 supplementation should be stopped if any of these symptoms begin to develop.

Pregnant and lactating women should not take more than 100 mg of vitamin B6. For other adults, vitamin B6 is usually safe in amounts of 200-300 mg per day, although occasional problems have been reported in this range. Any adult taking more than 100-200 mg of vitamin B6 for more than a few months should consult a nutritionally oriented doctor. Side effects from vitamin B6 appear to be more common when intake reaches 2,000 mg per day; consequently no one should ever take more than 500 mg per day.


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