Pyridoxine Hydrochloride is the synthetic form of Vitamin B6, an essential water soluble vitamin that plays an important role in protein metabolism. Its chemical formula is C8H12ClNO3 and the molecular mass is 205.64 g/mol.
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6) Benefits and Uses
When taken as a dietary supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride is used mainly in the management of hereditary low iron levels, and pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting. It is also commonly taken for its perceived effects in improving cognition, mood and premenstrual symptoms (PMS).
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride is known by a number of alternative names including:
- Vitamin B6
- Pyridoxine-5-phosphate (P5P)
- Pyridoxal 5’ phosphate (PLP)
Using this supplement at the recommended serving size is likely safe for most adults. Most supplemental doses are 5 mg-50 mg/day and 75mg/day in pregnancy for nausea and vomiting.
Warning: Pyridoxine Hydrochloride may interact with a variety of medications including the anti-tuberculosis drug, isoniazid, which blocks the conversion of pyridoxine (vitamin B6) to its active form. Please make sure that you speak to your doctor before using this supplement if you are taking any medication.