Vitamin B6, or pyridoxine, is an important component of the coenzyme PLP, which metabolizes amino acids.215-218 Because of its amino acid transfer ability, the body can produce non-essential amino acids from available amino groups, as well as metabolize protein and urea. Vitamin B6 is essential because of its participation in more than 100 enzymatic reactions, including protein metabolism, conversion of tryptophan to niacin, and neurotransmitter function, among others.219
Found in foods such as eggs, brewer’s yeast, carrots, chicken, fish, brown rice, whole grains, and cabbage, vitamin B6 (along with B12 and folic acid) plays a beneficial role in maintaining already healthy homocysteine levels within normal range.220-223
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6):
- Assists in equalizing sodium and potassium1
- Promotes creation of hemoglobin4
- Supports cardiovascular health by helping to decrease homocysteine formation1
- May support hormone changes in women2
- Supports the immune system by helping to make antibodies4
- Is required for the manufacture of serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine1
- May help with depression and anxiety1
- Helps maintain healthy glucose ranges4
Low levels of vitamin B6 may cause anemia, nerve damage, seizures, skin problems, and mouth sores. Alcohol consumption may lead to a deficiency.3
Serving Size: 1 vegetarian capsule
Servings Per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl)
Other Ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearate.
Dosage and Use:
- Take one capsule daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare professional.
Caution: Some people have reported temporary symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (tingling, numbness sensation, decreased sensation to touch or balance difficulties) when taking vitamin B6 in doses above 300 mg daily, especially if the nutrient is taken without other B complex vitamins. This vitamin should not be taken without co-ingestion of equivalent doses of other B-complex vitamins. Consult your physician before taking this vitamin if you are taking levodopa (L-dopa).
- If pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
1. Wikipedia: Pyridoxine
2. Kashanian, M.; Mazinani, R.; Jalalmanesh, S. (2007). “Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) therapy for premenstrual syndrome”. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 96 (1): 43–4.
3. Discovery Fit and Health: Ultimate Guide to B Vitamins
4. MedlinePlus: Vitamin B6
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223. JAMA. 2002 Aug 28;288(8):973-9.
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