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      How much Vitamin B6?

      I'm going to buy vitamin B6 tomorrow as I've heard it can help make dreams more vivid. The question is, how much should I take it? I don't want any consequences. Thank you.

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      I tried 50mg last night and noticed no difference. Although, I'm extremely jet lagged right now. Actually I almost WILDed spontaneously after a WBTB after 8 hours of off-schedule sleep.

      I've read I think that 100mg is the minimum for noticing dream effects. It's always good to start low and build up gradually. I think 200mg or so in the max per day to stay in the safe range. I wouldn't take it ever day anyway. If 100mg doesn't work for me I may go to 150 max just every once in a while, we'll see.

      Everyone's body chemistry is different. Try differing amounts and see what works for you.
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      You certainly will book more success if you also take Tryptophan/Tryptophan rich foods. Also. B12 and Folate (B11) kind of work together with B6 to reduce a protein (homocysteďne) that is associated with forgefulness.

      There are little side effects. I feel a little bit of a headache from taking 250-500% of the Advised daily amount. Ask the person who sells it how much you are allowed to take.

      You could opt for Advocados or bananas before sleep. That contains natural B6 and Tryptophan. (Vit B6 is associated with Serotonin production from Tryptophan). That is one of the reasons that it might help produce vivid dreams. Sorry fo the bombshell of information but that's what I can share. Hope it helped.

      I take Tryptophan+B6(250%) a lot but it rarely has results. so.. I haven't tried to mix it with B12+B11 just yet so that might help.I hope.

      Btw, I am not happy with the ridiculous amounts of B6 in these supplements. But that is what they serve at the store.
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      I also actually ate some improvised tacos before my WBTB with 1/2 a fresh avacado, some fat free greek yogurt, corn tortillas, and soy chorizo, so that + the b6 may have contributed to my almost "spontaneous" WILD. Felt my dream arms starting to wave around, but got excited and it subsided.
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      Can vitamin B6 be harmful?

      People almost never get too much vitamin B6 from food. But taking high levels of vitamin B6 from supplements for a year or longer can cause severe nerve damage, leading people to lose control of their bodily movements. The symptoms usually stop when they stop taking the supplements. Other symptoms of too much vitamin B6 include painful, unsightly skin patches, extreme sensitivity to sunlight, nausea, and heartburn.

      The safe upper limits for vitamin B6 are listed below. These levels do not apply to people who are taking vitamin B6 for medical reasons under the care of a doctor.
      Life Stage Upper Safe Limit
      Birth to 12 months Not established
      Children 1–3 years 30 mg
      Children 4–8 years 40 mg
      Children 9–13 years 60 mg
      Teens 14–18 years 80 mg
      Adults 100 mg

      On occasion, I take B-complex, that has 100mgs of B6, but more often I take only half the pill, 50mgs. But still that comes out to less than 1x a week.

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      FryingMan makes a good point. My body does not react the same way yours do. If I took 50mg B6 I would become dazed and confused during the night. My maximum intake has been around 20-25mg (from pills). The pharmaceutical policy is quite restricted here though so a pill of Pyridoxine is about 7mg.

      A more preferable way to increase your intake of vitamin B6 would, of course, be for you to eat foods with high levels of B6.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rivqah View Post
      FryingMan makes a good point. My body does not react the same way yours do. If I took 50mg B6 I would become dazed and confused during the night. My maximum intake has been around 20-25mg (from pills). The pharmaceutical policy is quite restricted here though so a pill of Pyridoxine is about 7mg.

      A more preferable way to increase your intake of vitamin B6 would, of course, be for you to eat foods with high levels of B6.
      I agree, however, the question is whether you can reach dream-affecting levels of B6 through a reasonable amount of food.
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