The European food safety authority recognise vitamin B6 contributes to a variety of normal functions, as stated below:
Vitamin B6 contributes to:
Normal cysteine synthesis
Normal energy-yielding metabolism
Normal functioning of the nervous system
Normal homocysteine metabolism
Normal protein and glycogen metabolism
Normal psychological function
Normal red blood cell formation
The reduction of tiredness and fatigue
The normal function of the immune system
The regulation of hormonal activity
What is vitamin B6 and what does it do?
Vitamin B6, often referred to as Pyridoxine is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning it must be ingested through diet or supplementation as the body doesn’t store it. Although foods contain vitamin B6, it’s found in small doses and rarely meets the daily requirement. Vitamin B6 is an extremely important vitamin, required for over 100 biological functions within the body. A lot of the bodies chemical reactions are dependent on vitamin B6’s ability to work as a coenzyme, with other enzymes to support important cellular functions.
Vitamin B6 plays a vital role in energy-yielding, fat and protein metabolism. It’s an important vitamin for cardiovascular, digestive, immune, muscular and nervous system functions. Studies show that vitamin b6 supports cognitive development and function, it encourages hormone production such as serotonin and norepinephrine, which affect mood. Essentially it is vitamin B6 out of all the B vitamins, that supports physical and mental health.
One of the many reasons vitamin B6 is recognised and sought after is due to its ability to enhance mood and help regulate sleep patterns. Vitamin B6 is involved in the production of neurotransmitters (chemicals that transmit signals) to and from nerve cells. Neurotransmitters play a crucial role in cognitive function and development, they also regulate sleep patterns and melatonin production, an important hormone that aids sleep.
Due to vitamin B6 actively working as a co-enzymes a number of bodily functions are benefited, such as the immune system, nervous system and potentially auto-immune problems. The absence of vitamin b6 could leave many bodily functions compromised and unable to perform at the optimal rate.
Vitamin b6 has been studied extensively for its uses in premenstrual syndrome in women. Pyridoxine levels are depleted during the menstrual process, which in turn affects hormone balance in women. It is recommended to obtain higher levels of vitamin b6 during this period, to control hormone activity and metabolic functions.
Who should supplement with vitamin B6?
Vitamin b6 deficiencies are most common amongst individuals with a poor diet, the elderly or individuals on medication that may contribute to low levels of b6. Individuals with autoimmune disorders, kidney problems or any kind of stomach or bowel disease can experience lower levels of B6. Diet only provides small amounts of vitamin b6 with one cup of kidney beans contains 0.2mg and one large orange containing roughly 0.1mg.
We recommend consuming up to 25mg (0.025 grams) daily (1667% NRV/RDA).
Daily RDA/NRV for men = 1.5mg
Daily RDA/NRV for women = 1.3mg
Use an accurate measuring device (digital scales) to obtain desired dosage.
Scoops aren't included or recommended due to inaccuracy.
100% Vitamin B6 powder (Pyridoxine HCL)
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