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A Bladder Friendly Form of Vitamin B6?

A Bladder Friendly Form of Vitamin B6?

Most interstitial cystitis sufferers know that vitamin C comes in many forms and understand that, for the majority of people, only the ascorbic acid form is irritating to the bladder. Other forms such as Ester-C and mineral ascorbates are usually perfectly safe for sensitive bladders, even in high doses. I get bladder pain from only tiny amounts of ascorbic acid, yet can take magnesium ascorbate all the way to bowel tolerance with no urinary side effects at all.Far fewer people seem aware that vitamin B6, also often blamed for bladder irritation, also comes in different forms. The one most commonly used in multivitamin supplements or B-complexes is pyridoxine hydrochloride, although pyridoxal and pyridoxamine can also be found in some brands. Before these can be utilised by the body, they must be converted into the active form of vitamin B6 – Pyridoxine-5’-Phosphate (P5P). For many individuals this is not a problem…

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