sensory nerves resulting in symptoms of tingling, numbness and burning, usually in the hands or feet.

Elevated vitamin B6 levels and peripheral neuropathy

Key Takeaways

  • Peripheral neuropathy (PN) can develop from both vitamin B6 deficiency and toxicity.
  • PN occurs most commonly when multiple products containing vitamin B6 are taken, often unwittingly.
  • PN occurs when supplementing with pyridoxine, the inactive form of vitamin B6.
  • PN induced by vitamin B6 toxicity typically resolves within 6 months following cessation of supplements containing pyridoxine.

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