I have not done any research on B6. All I know is Dick's doctor prescribed them when he was on a particular antibiotic because it tended to wash out the B6. Because the B vitamins are so essential for cell biology we take a B vitamin complex as well as a multiple vitamin. He has also had his Radiology Oncologist prescribe taking L Glutamine to help his muscles retain strength. His urologist said yes keep taking it. I had done some research on that but really couldn't find much about dosage. It is also supposed to help the digestive tract so I started taking it because I had to have my sigmoid colon removed due to diverticulitis.
Thanks for all the information. I am trying to eat more vegetable and fruit with antioxidants. As far as the vitamins go I think I'm going to stick to a good daily vitamin (once a day) and this "Perfect Food Green Formula" which by brother who is into this stuff, swears by. Has anyone heard about any blind studies done on B6. Someone told me his doctor recommended them.
Patricia, he has the type that comes along with aging. He has not had a cystectomy. He was on the B-12 shot for years. But research has showed that sub lingual B-12 is as effective. He takes 1000 mg weekly and his levels are fine.
I did find broccoli sprouts at Sunflower Grocery. Have to add them to the smoothies.
I try and keep a diet with plenty of vegetables and fruit that are deemed "anti-oxident". There are a lot of websites with the appropriate information. I also take an anti-oxident vitamin pack I picked up at Walgreens. I mentioned it to my Doctor and she said it was ok. I figured it can't hurt.
BC diagnosed 01/2007
Cystoscopes and Miomyacin in 2007
R/C ilial conduit 04/27/2008
Julie if your husband does not metabolize Vitamin B l2 anymore which happens a lot with seniors or its because part of the ileum was used for cystectomy the only way to actually get the B l2 you need is by a shot.( there are some sub-lingual tabs out there now but i have not tried them..you need a large dosage..I know there is also a patch out there..Marigold i believe has tried this) You will not metabolize a pill form if swallowed. I get my Bl2 shots once a month now but in the beginning since my numbers went down so rapidly after my cystectomy..in about 9 months (not the 5 yrs they said it would take)...I started with once a week until levels got acceptable ..now the once a month shot regimen works for me. And my insurance pays for it..its pretty cheap..about a $5.00 shot of which i have to pay .83 cents.