Pyridoxine HCl is the hydrochloride salt of Vitamin B6. When applied naturally in the body, Pyridoxine assists in the balancing of sodium and potassium as well as promoting red blood cell production. It is also thought to be a preventative for dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis, according to Wikipedia . It is also thought to have anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties when applied topically to the skin, although there is very little research to verify these claims. Although Vitamin B6 itself is not directly liked to skin care when applied topically, a deficiency can lead to skin problems, including contact dermatitis, irritation, eczema, and blisertering.
Pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) has a number of interesting effects in addition to its actions as a vitamin. High doses (100 milligrams two or three times a day) help relieve nerve compression injuries (like carpal tunnel syndrome), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and some cases of depression and arthritis. It is often used to treat high homocysteine levels along with folic acid and vitamin B12. It is the only water-soluble vitamin that can be toxic. High doses over time may result in numbness and tingling in the extremeties that may eventually be irreversible. Don’t take more than 200 mg a day and take that dose only with caution.
Pyridoxine is used to treat or prevent vitamin B6 deficiency. It is also used to treat a certain type of anemia (lack of red blood cells). Pyridoxine injection is also used to treat some types of seizure in babies.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) is involved in the metabolism of amino acids and other nitrogen compounds. In the liver, pyridoxine is essential for glucose production from amino acids via its role as coenzyme for the transaminase enzymes. Pyridoxine is also needed by the liver and muscles to make stored glycogen available for glucose production, and to synthesize niacin from the amino acid tryptophan.