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Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6: What are the benefits?

Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, pyridoxamine, and pyridoxal is a water-soluble nutrient, which is part of the vitamin B family.

Vitamin B6 is important as it supports the production of neurotransmitters, the chemicals that let brain and nerve cells communicate with one another, guaranteeing that metabolic processes, such as protein and fat metabolism work efficiently. In addition to this, it is also key for immune system function in older individuals.
As it is water-soluble, it cannot be stored for long in the body and is readily lost in urine, so regular intakes are essential in your daily diet. Some foods are especially good sources of Vitamin B6, such as; sunflower seeds, pistachio nuts and walnuts, fish such as tuna, meat such as, turkey, chicken, lean pork and beef, dried fruit such as prunes, soy products, bananas, green leafy vegetables, avocado, egg yolk and whole grains.

How can vitamin B6 help?

Vitamin B6 has numerous benefits to the body including support for the nervous system, brain function and the formation of red blood cells. Furthermore it is said to support the production of energy in the body, whilst reducing tiredness and fatigue making vitamin B6 a perfect choice for an organic pick me up.

Some suggest it can be used to treat the a number of conditions including:

  • Memory loss
  • Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Diabetes
  • Acne
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma attacks
  • Kidney stones
  • Ling cancer  

Research suggests that extra vitamin B6 may relieve nausea or vomiting for some women during pregnancy, however it is not known why.  

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