How much vitamin B6 should I take per day to help treat hot flashes?

Talk to your health-care provider about how much vitamin B6 you should take for hot flashes. There's little research showing that the vitamin can help women with this menopause symptom. But some experts believe that B vitamins may help regulate other symptoms, like mood swings and insomnia.

If you're having hot flashes because of cancer treatment, consult your physician.
Julia Schlam Edelman
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Vitamin B6 may provide some relief from hot flashes in doses of 50 milligrams by mouth, once a day. It is important not to exceed the recommended dosage. Taking more than 100 milligrams of vitamin B6 daily may cause irreversible nerve damage. It is advisable to check the label of the multivitamin supplement that you take as well as other vitamins, such as B-complex, which may contain additional vitamin B6, so that you do not exceed the recommended dose in your combined supplements.

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