Magnesium-B6: how to take, instructions, dosage

What is Magnesium-B6?

Magnesium-B6 is a combination preparation that contains magnesium and vitamin B6. Magnesium is an important trace mineral necessary for the normal functioning of the body, while vitamin B6 improves its absorption. Vitamin B6 not only improves the absorption of magnesium in the gastrointestinal tract, but also serves as a conductor for it inside the cell.

How does magnesium-B6 affect the body?

Magnesium-B6 is one of the most popular drugs used to treat nervous and cardiovascular diseases. It consists of two main components: magnesium and pyridoxine (vitamin B6). Both of these components are important for the proper functioning of the body, and their combination can have many positive effects on health. Vitamin B6 helps to increase the absorption of magnesium in the intestine, and magnesium, in turn, is involved in the activation of pyridoxine in the liver.

Magnesium-B6 and the nervous system

Magnesium-B6 is an effective tool for maintaining a healthy nervous system. Magnesium helps reduce stress and anxiety levels, improves sleep quality. Magnesium, inhibiting the development of excitation processes in the central nervous system and reducing the body’s sensitivity to external stimuli, performs the function of a natural anti-stress factor.

Vitamin B6 is involved in the synthesis of serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible for mood and feelings of satisfaction. The combination of magnesium and B6 may help improve mood and reduce the risk of depression.

Magnesium-B6 and the cardiovascular system

Magnesium-B6 may improve heart and vascular health. Magnesium is involved in lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow, while B6 helps lower homocysteine levels, which can lead to a reduced risk of heart disease. Homocysteine causes toxic damage to the inner walls of blood vessels (endothelium) and is associated with low levels of vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid. In addition, pyridoxine ensures the conversion of tryptophan to niacin, which reduces the concentration of total cholesterol.

Magnesium-B6 and the muscular system

Magnesium-B6 can improve the functioning of the muscular system. Magnesium is involved in muscle contraction and helps reduce muscle pain and spasms. Vitamin B6 is involved in the metabolism of amino acids necessary for muscle growth and recovery. Pyridoxine as a coenzyme is involved in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fatty acids.

The combination of magnesium and B6 can improve athletic performance and reduce the risk of muscle damage.

Magnesium-B6 and the gastrointestinal system

Magnesium and vitamin B6 play an important role in gastrointestinal health. Magnesium helps regulate the activity of stomach acid and improves intestinal motility, which contributes to normal digestion. Magnesium compounds are characterized by antipeptic activity (mainly due to inhibition of pepsin release), a stimulating effect on the production of gastric mucus and a protective effect on the gastric mucosa.

Magnesium can also help improve sleep, which plays an important role in the regeneration of gastrointestinal tissues.


Mg+B6 is recommended for the prevention of the following conditions:

  • Magnesium deficiency (primary or secondary);
  • Symptoms associated with magnesium deficiency, such as muscle spasms, irritability, insomnia, fatigue;
  • Stress, anxiety and depression associated with magnesium deficiency;
  • Neurological disorders associated with a lack of vitamin B6.

How to take Magnesium-B6?

Before you start using Magnesium-B6, be sure to consult your doctor to determine the dose and duration of treatment.


The dosage of Magnesium-B6 depends on the age, weight and individual needs of the patient. Adults are generally advised to take 1 capsule 3 times daily after meals. For children, the dosage is determined by the doctor based on the age and body weight of the child.

Course Duration

The duration of the course of Magnesium-B6 is also determined by the doctor. Usually the course of admission is from 2 to 4 weeks. In some cases, the course may be extended or repeated on the recommendation of a doctor.

Contraindications: it is not recommended for children, pregnant women, lactating women and with individual sensitivity to the components of the product.

Age Restrictions

Not recommended for children under 18 years of age

Magnesium B6 for men and women

The beneficial interaction of magnesium and vitamin B6 is important for the health of both men and women. Not only does it help regulate many bodily functions, but it can also have a positive effect on the elimination of various diseases. However, some research suggests that men and women may have different magnesium and B6 needs depending on their age and overall health.

Men may have additional magnesium and B6 needs related to physical activity and testosterone levels. For example, some studies suggest that a lack of magnesium can lead to a decrease in testosterone levels in men. Therefore, for men who play sports or have a high level of physical activity, as well as for those who experience a decrease in testosterone levels, it is recommended to increase the intake of magnesium B6.

In women, the need for magnesium B6 may vary depending on the phase of the menstrual cycle and health status. Some studies suggest that women may have an additional need for magnesium B6 during menstruation due to the loss of this vitamin through the blood. Also, women suffering from problems with the cardiovascular system or nervous system may have an additional need for magnesium B6.

In general, the need for magnesium B6 may differ between men and women, however, both sexes need this vitamin to maintain health and prevent various diseases. It is recommended to eat foods rich in magnesium and vitamin B6, or take additional medications as prescribed by your doctor, especially if you have any chronic diseases or medications you are taking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy magnesium B6?

It is recommended to purchase magnesium-B6 only from trusted manufacturers and pharmacies.

Can there be problems with the interruption of the Magnesium-B6 course?

Interruption of the course of Magnesium-B6, as a rule, does not cause any problems, however, it is recommended to consult a doctor before stopping the drug.

How to store Magnesium-B6?

Magnesium-B6 should be stored in a dry, dark place at a temperature not exceeding 25 degrees Celsius. The shelf life of the drug is 2 years.

Can Magnesium-B6 be addictive?

Magnesium-B6 is not addictive, as it is not a psychoactive substance. However, improper or long-term use of Magnesium-B6 can lead to the development of undesirable effects.

How can athletes benefit from magnesium B6?

Magnesium B6 helps improve muscle function, increase endurance and reduce fatigue, which can be beneficial for athletes.

What foods contain magnesium?

Magnesium can be found in many foods, including:

  • Nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, cashews)
  • Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower)
  • Green vegetables (spinach, broccoli, green peas)
  • Beans (black, red, white beans)
  • Whole grains (oatmeal, rice, wheat)
  • Fish (tuna, salmon)
  • Fruits (avocado, bananas)
  • Dairy products (yogurt, cottage cheese, milk)

The recommended daily intake of magnesium for an adult is between 300 and 400 mg, depending on gender and age.

What foods contain vitamin B6?

Vitamin B6, or pyridoxine, is found in many foods, including:

  • Meat (chicken, beef, pork)
  • Fish (tuna, salmon)
  • Green vegetables (spinach, broccoli, peas)
  • Fruits (bananas, avocado)
  • Nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts)
  • Whole grains (oatmeal, rice, wheat)
  • Dairy products (cheese, milk, yogurt)

The recommended daily intake of vitamin B6 for an adult is between 1.2 and 1.7 mg, depending on gender and age.


Overall, magnesium-B6 is a safe and effective drug that can help improve the functioning of many body systems and prevent a variety of diseases. However, before you start taking it, you should consult with your doctor and analyze your needs for this drug.


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Author: Natalia Kandybey, Candidate of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Quality Director of the Pharmaceutical Factory “Viola”