How come that gynecologists never seem to use this simple knowledge? It is known for so long already!

Vitamin B6 is extremely important in so many aspects[cancers!]

I once wrote to you that if you want to do chesed /kindness with someone who is quite sick and doctors don’t know what to do anymore, and you are a TOTAL LAYMAN then you can safely tell this person to take some extra B6 and with some luck the patient will feel at least some [maybe quite a bit] improvement.

Br Med J. 1975 Jul 5; 3(5974): 13–15.doi: 10.1136/bmj.3.5974.13PMCID: PMC1673682PMID: 1131652

Improvement of oral glucose tolerance in gestational diabetes by pyridoxine.

H J Bennink and W H SchreursCopyright and License informationDisclaimerThis article has been cited by other articles in PMC.


Fourteen pregnant women were shown by the oral glucose tolerance test to have gestational diabetes. In 13 an increased urinary xanthurenic-acid excretion after an oral load of L-tryptophan indicated a relative pyridoxine deficiency. All patients were treated with vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 100 mg/day for 14 days by mouth, after which the pyridoxine deficiency disappeared and the oral glucose tolerance improved considerably. Only two patients then had sufficiently impaired glucose tolerance to justify the diagnosis of gestational diabetes; Our results substantiated our hypothesis that increased xanthurenic-acid synthesis during pregnancy may cause gestational diabetes. Treatment with vitamin B6 makes the production of xanthurenic-acid normal by restoring tryptophan metabolism and improves the oral glucose tolerance in patients with gestational diabetes.

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