Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

What are the benefits of vitamin B6?


There are many ways our body uses vitamin B6 (pyridoxine-5-phosphate). This includes metabolizing the amino acids, fats, and sugars we eat into energy for our cells. It also plays an important role in creating neurotransmitters, sex hormones, and the hemoglobin within red blood cells. Certain health conditions appear to benefit with B6 supplementation including cardiovascular disease, nausea in pregnancy, carpal tunnel, and depression. There is an upper limit when taking vitamin B6 which makes it important to consult your naturopathic doctor to ensure you are on the correct dose.

For benefits of other vitamins, including B12, click here.