Benefits of Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin that is found naturally in many foods. Vitamin B6 in coenzyme forms performs a wide variety of biological functions with involvement in more than 100 enzyme reactions, mostly involved in protein metabolism.1

Vitamin B6: For Brain and Heart Health

Vitamin B6 has been widely studied for its function in the development of a healthy heart and a brain. It is required for the proper growth and development of the brain. It promotes the production of neurotransmitters in the brain which carry signals from one neuron (nerve cell) to another.2 Neurotransmitters also contribute to the production of hormones including serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), influencing our mood, sleep cycle, and reduce the risk of late-life depression.

According to some research, vitamin B6 is also vital in decreasing the risk of heart disease. Vitamin B6 reduces homocysteine levels in the blood, which is believed to cause damage to the inner linings of arteries, promoting blood clots. Therefore, vitamin B6 supplementation helps prevent heart disease.3 

Other Health Benefits of Vitamin B6:

  1. It’s significant to protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism.4
  2. Aids in the synthesis of hemoglobin that transports oxygen to your organs and tissues, thus, preventing a form of anemia.5
  3. Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  4. May be useful in treating symptoms of premenstrual syndrome 
  5. May help treat nausea during pregnancy. 
  6. It promotes lymphocyte and interleukin-2 production that are needed to fight many diseases.6
  7. Maintains normal nerve function.
  8. Keeps blood sugar (glucose) in normal ranges.

Sources of Vitamin B6 

vitamin b6 benefitsThe human body cannot synthesize vitamin B6, therefore, it must be obtained from the diet and in supplements present in many multivitamin preparations. Vitamin B6 can be found in a variety of animal and plant foods including:

  • Beef liver
  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Fortified breakfast cereals
  • Chickpeas
  • Poultry
  • Some vegetables and fruits, especially dark leafy greens, bananas, papayas, oranges, avocado, and cantaloupe.
  • Potato

Vitamin B6 Deficiency

Individuals with borderline vitamin B6 concentrations or mild deficiency might have no signs or symptoms for months or even years. But as the deficiency progresses, it can cause biochemical changes that become more obvious.

Signs and symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency include:

  • Peripheral neuropathy with tingling, numbness, and pain in the hands and feet
  • Microcytic anemia
  • Seizures
  • Depression7
  • Confusion
  • Weakened immune function
  • Scaling on the lips and cracks at the corners of the mouth8
  • Swollen tongue

Who is at risk?

Although deficiencies are rare, these group of people is still at the most risk if they have the following condition:

  1. People with malabsorption syndromes in which the small intestine can’t absorb enough of certain nutrients and fluids.
  2. Taking estrogens, corticosteroids, anticonvulsants, and some other medications.
  3. People with thyroid disease 
  4. People with diabetes.
  5. Who drink excessive amounts of alcohol
  6. Who are using the contraceptive pill
  7. Elderly people

Vitamin B6 Supplements

vitamin b6 supplementsVitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin so the body cannot store it to any major extent. Leftover amounts of the vitamin B6 leave the body through the urine, thus, making it quite easy to run dry on supplies.9  Although you can get vitamin B6 from your diet, it is generally quite delicate since it is easily destroyed, particularly by alcohol and cooking.

The fact that vitamin B6 is so important to our nutritional status, means it should be supplemented regularly to ensure you’re getting the vitamin B6 that your body requires. Vitamin B6 is frequently used in combination with other B vitamins in vitamin B complex products. The recommended daily allowance of Vitamin B6 for adults is from 1.3 to 2grams of Vitamin B6 depending on your gender and any special circumstances, such as whether you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Vitamin B6 has several functions on its own that are important to our body. However, when taken along with other B vitamins can also enhance its effect that plays a vital role in maintaining good health and well-being. If you’re looking to supplement your body with Vitamin B6 and other B vitamins, our lipotropic products may be what you’re looking for. 

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References:

1. Parra M, Stahl S, Hellmann H. Vitamin B₆ and Its Role in Cell Metabolism and Physiology. Cells. 2018;7(7):84. Published 2018 Jul 22. doi:10.3390/cells7070084

2. Stover PJ, Field MS. Vitamin B-6. Adv Nutr. 2015;6(1):132‐133. Published 2015 Jan 15. doi:10.3945/an.113.005207

3. Miodownik C, Lerner V, Vishne T, Sela BA, Levine J. High-dose vitamin B6 decreases homocysteine serum levels in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders: a preliminary study. Clin Neuropharmacol. 2007;30(1):13‐17. doi:10.1097/01.WNF.0000236770.38903.AF

4. Parra M, Stahl S, Hellmann H. Vitamin B₆ and Its Role in Cell Metabolism and Physiology. Cells. 2018;7(7):84. Published 2018 Jul 22. doi:10.3390/cells7070084

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6. Qian B, Shen S, Zhang J, Jing P. Effects of Vitamin B6 Deficiency on the Composition and Functional Potential of T Cell Populations. J Immunol Res. 2017;2017:2197975. doi:10.1155/2017/2197975

7. Merete C, Falcon LM, Tucker KL. Vitamin B6 is associated with depressive symptomatology in Massachusetts elders. J Am Coll Nutr. 2008;27(3):421‐427. doi:10.1080/07315724.2008.10719720

8. Bhutta BS, Hafsi W. Cheilitis. [Updated 2020 Apr 24]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. 

9. Lykstad J, Sharma S. Biochemistry, Water Soluble Vitamins. [Updated 2020 Jan 12]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. 

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