vitamin B-6

Reduce Colon Cancer Risk: Adequate vitamin B6 plus alcohol plays a role

According to a new study, women with a high dietary intake of vitamin B6 over several years have a decreased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Women who consume moderate to large amounts of alcohol in addition to vitamin B6 have more than a 70% reduced risk of...

Weight-loss Wonders? Four common supplements linked to staying slim

Research shows that, on average, we gain between 10 (men) and 16 (women) pounds of body weight from age 25 to 50. Is there anything that can be done to change the slow march of weight gain that precedes middle age? Researchers suggest that the ingestion of four common...

Stop Nausea Now! Ginger helps with morning sickness

New research from South Australia has shown that there is more than hearsay to the notion that ginger helps to stop nausea in pregnancy. A randomized controlled trial of ginger as a treatment for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy has found that a dose of 1.05 gm of...

Ginger, B-6 two options for nausea

New research from South Australia has shown that there is more than hearsay to the notion that ginger helps to stop nausea in pregnancy. A recent trial of ginger as a treatment for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy has found that a dose of 1g of ginger a day does...

Smokers need B-6; RDA may be too low for entire population

Many moderate smokers (those who smoke less than a pack per day) may have “unacceptably low” blood levels of vitamin B-6, say Washington State University researchers. B-6 is believed to be protective against the DNA damage that can lead to cancers. It is also well...

Slowing Alzheimer’s: Three Bs put to the test

According to researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center's Memory Disorders Program, three common B vitamins may make a difference in the lives of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. They have published encouraging results of a preliminary study and...

Drug side effect eased with vitamins

Many neurological disorders such as schizophrenia are treated with anti-psychotic medications. While these medications may help the symptoms of the disorder, long-term use has been known to cause tardive dyskinesia. Repeated involuntary movements throughout the body...

B-vitamins lower breast cancer risk

A comprehensive review by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health reveals that folic acid and vitamin B-6 can help protect women against breast cancer. While several studies have shown that a diet rich in B-vitamins may help reduce breast cancer risk,...

Moms-to-be: Don’t miss out on B-6!

Most women have heard that folic acid is an essential nutrient before and during pregnancy to help prevent birth defects. But science tells us that another B-vitamin, B-6 or pyridoxine, is also important during and after pregnancy to ease the symptoms of morning...

Key remedies put PMS in the past

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a cluster of physical and emotional symptoms associated with the female menstrual cycle. Between 30 and 40% of women experience some degree of PMS regularly, although symptoms may vary significantly from woman to woman. Common complaints...

B-vitamins critical for heart health

With the buzz about B-vitamins, most people now know that they are essential for stress-management and disease prevention—especially heart disease. Vitamin B-6, B-12 and folic acid help convert the amino acid homocysteine into harmless byproducts. Without sufficient...