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There are many claimed benefits of pyridoxine, including the treatment of premenstrual syndrome, morning sickness, and arthritis. It is also thought that the vitamin may increase serotonin levels, which is why some people think it may be useful for treating depression or ADHD. However, many of these claimed benefits have little or no supporting scientific evidence, especially for people without a vitamin B6 deficiency.

What Are the Benefits of Pyridoxine?

Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) is clearly beneficial for treating pyridoxine deficiency and problems related to a deficiency. It is also claimed to provide several other health benefits, such as:
 
  • Treating the following conditions:

 

 

  • Preventing and treating side effects of isoniazid or penicillamine
  • Enhancing immune system functioning
  • Preventing migraines
  • Preventing cancer
  • Helping to reduce water retention (for a diuretic effect)
  • Preventing kidney stones
  • Enhancing dream recollection.
     
Many of the claimed pyridoxine benefits have little or no supporting scientific evidence, especially for people without a pyridoxine deficiency (see Does Vitamin B6 Work? for more information).
 
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