Diclegis, which is a combination of OTC antihistamine doxylamine and vitamin B6, was pulled from the market in 1983 following lawsuits claiming it caused birth defects, ABC News reported. Manufacturer Merrell Dow maintained the drug (then called Bendectin) was safe, but discontinued it in the face of prohibitive insurance and legal costs. Numerous studies have confirmed its safety since then and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Diclegis — the same formula made by a different company — in 2013 as a Pregnancy Category A drug...
P5P exists in food, and has been available as a supplement for years. But even P5P has been under threat! The FDA has a petition from Medicure Pharma to ban P5P. Thanks to grassroots activists like you, the FDA hasn’t acted on that petition yet—but if the petition is approved, we will have to wait until we get sick enough to obtain a prescription for the drug.
Doxylamine succinate–pyridoxine hydrochloride delayed release combination is safe and well tolerated by pregnant women when used in the recommended dose of up to 4 tablets daily in treating nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.
Since the body can so easily run out of B6, it is important to consume foods that contain B6. Some of the best sources of B6 include beans, poultry, fish, fortified cereals, dark leafy greens, papayas, oranges and cantaloupe, according to the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Bananas are another good source.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) is water soluble and thought to be involved in more body processes than any other nutrient, making it one of the most important B vitamins.
Obviously there can’t be any controversy surrounding such a vital nutrient… right?
Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin that your body needs for several functions.
It’s significant to protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism and the creation of red blood cells and neurotransmitters.
Don’t let the FDA take away our access to the natural and most bioavailable form of B6, P5P.
Vitamin B6 and its derivative pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) are essential to over 100 enzymes mostly involved in protein metabolism.
Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water so the body cannot store them. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. Although the body maintains a small pool of water soluble vitamins, they have to be taken regularly.
Lack of Vitamin B6 in the body is uncommon. It can occur in people with kidney failure, liver disease, or drinking problem.
Vitamin B6 is found in a wide variety of foods. The richest sources of vitamin B6 include fish, beef liver and other organ meats, potatoes and other starchy vegetables, and fruit (other than citrus).
Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin that is found in a variety of forms in the foods we eat as well as in our bodies. These forms include pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), which appears to be the most active form as a human vitamin. Other forms include pyridoxal (PL), pyridoxamine (PM), pyridoxine (PN), pyridoxamine 5'-phosphate (PMP) and pyridoxine-5'-phosphate (PNP). Nearly half of all WHFoods provide you with measurable amounts of vitamin B6. In addition, you can find nearly 30 excellent or very good sources of this nutrient among our core 100 WHFoods.