The B-vitamins are considered essential nutrients, vital for many functions within the body. Vitamin B-6, or pyridoxine, is important for red blood cell, cardiovascular, immune system and skin health, as well as many other functions. To ensure optimum health, those with low levels of pyridoxine can receive vitamin B6 IV therapy at NexGen Health in San Jose, CA.
Vitamin B6 is regularly available in the foods most people eat, but due to malabsorption and certain health issues, it may not be properly absorbed. Vitamin B6 is water soluble and needs to be routinely replaced to be available for many different functions in the body. It is used in over 150 enzyme reactions and supports oxygen transportation to all the cells in the body. A B6 booster with IV therapy can deliver this essential vitamin directly to the bloodstream to maintain overall health.
Signs of Vitamin B6 Deficiency
Since pyridoxine is used for so many vital functions in the body, low levels can cause a wide variety of health concerns. From oral sores to fatigue and poor heart health, B6 deficiency can cause havoc in the body. Some of the signs of vitamin B6 deficiency include:
- Cracked lips, mouth sores or smooth tongue
- Red, itchy rashes or seborrheic dermatitis
- Mood swings, depression and anxiety
- Frequent infections or reduced immune function
- Fatigue or anemia
- High homocysteine (linked to heart disease and stroke)
- Nerve damage causing tingling or numbness in hands or feet
When levels of vitamin B6 are low, your health can decline. It is vital for hemoglobin in red blood cells and the formation of white blood cells. At NexGen Health, we offer nutrient deficiency testing and vitamin B6 boosters to optimize your health. To learn more, contact us at our clinic in San Jose to schedule testing or treatment.