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Natural Remedies for Immunity

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Pyridoxine activates many enzyme systems in the body. It also assists in the absorption of vitamin B-12 and aids immune system function.

Vitamin B6 deficiency can lead to depressed immunity by a decrease in the number and activity of lymphocytes, and a decrease in antibody production.

Natural Sources of Vitamin B6

  • Amaranth

  • Barley, Pearl

  • Brewer's yeast

  • Broccoli

  • Carrots

  • Chestnuts

  • Chicken

  • Eggs

  • Fish

  • Meat

  • Peanuts

  • Rice, Brown

  • Rice, white

  • Sunflower seeds

  • Walnuts, English or Persian

  • Wheat bran

  • Wheat germ

Dosage

RDA - 2.2 mg

Optimum: 25 mg to 300 mg

Recommended for immunity: Take as part of a B complex formula that contains at least 50 milligrams of vitamin B6.

Toxicity

Do not take more than 500 milligrams per day.

Daily doses of more than 2,000 milligrams can cause neurological disorders, such as night restlessness, as well as dependency.

Safety/Drug Interaction

If you are diabetic and is taking insulin, you may be at risk of developing hypoglycemia. Do not take vitamin B6 supplements, if you are taking the Parkinson's disease drug levodopa. There is a severe adverse interaction between levodopa and Vitamin B6.

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