Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is a very busy member of the B vitamin family, it is involved in many functions within the body and can affect your energy levels, mood, appetite, sleep, and thinking. You need it to fight off infections, turn food into energy, and help your blood carry oxygen all around the body.
Vitamin B6 is involved in the synthesis of red blood cells as well as helping to release energy from protein and carbohydrates in food. It's no surprise that low levels are associated with tiredness and fatigue.
It is involved in producing the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine and GABA in the brain which are important compounds for mood regulation and to fight depression, pain, fatigue and anxiety. Vitamin B6 contributes to the formation of myelin and plays a pivotal role in brain glucose function therefore has a big role in the nervous system and psychological function.
Helps regulate hormonal activity
Vitamin B6 also regulates hormonal activity - it can help boost progesterone production to counteract excess estrogen which is a top cause of hormonal dysfunction. B6 supports the development of the corpus luteum, which is where all your progesterone originates, and it also works with your liver enzymes to remove excess estrogen from the body.
This is one of the most popular B Vitamins to be taken on its own, with millions of women choosing to take it during their monthly cycle, often along with evening primrose oil or starflower oil.
It is thought that vitamin B6 helps with PMS because of its positive effects on specific neurotransmitters that are responsible for pain management in the brain as well as its ability to increase blood flow and manage hormones. It's often recommended for women who experience frequent PMS symptoms to take B complex vitamins regularly.
Has a wide range of regulated health benefits
Including contribution 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 normal function of the immune system
- the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- the regulation of hormonal activity
Vitamin B6 combines well with Evening Primrose Oil or Starflower Oil