What Does Vitamin B-6 Do?
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is found in many foods in nature and is added as a supplement in many more. In the United States, most people are able to get the requisite amount of B6 from eating a well-rounded diet.
However, there are a few reasons why someone might have deficient levels of pyridoxine in their blood stream. Most notably, those with have kidney disease, autoimmune disorders (celiac disease or Crohn’s disease as just two examples), and those with alcohol dependence. The symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency can show itself in a wide variety of symptoms which includes anemia, itchy rashes (uraemic pruritus), depression, confusion, or a weakened immune system.
At least 50% of pregnant women experience nausea, vomiting, or both during the first few months of pregnancy. With clearance from your OB/GYN, an infusion that includes vitamin B6 could be given to aid in alleviating this issue.