Q&A How much is too much Vitamin B6?

Many times we know that “too much” of a good thing is actually a bad thing. What about Vitamins? That questions is asked and answered below.

I would like to have a brief explanation of why pregnant women should not have too much Vit B6.

Thank you,Dr. M

Dear Dr. M,

Even though Vitamin B6 is water soluble, it is possible to take too much. There are differing opinions on what exactly “too much” B6 could do during pregnancy. The most common outcome for taking excessive amounts is nerve tingling and numbness (which could become permanent) Other less common side effects include heart beat irregularities in the mother and birth abnormalities in the baby, such as teratomas.
Even though the latter are quite rare, I always recommend to err on the side of caution and  not exceed the recommended dosage.

Thanks again for your question. Enjoy your week!


Dr. Karen Gardner 

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