Micro-Nutrients Vitamin-B6 (Pyridoxine)

What Vitamin B-6 is: It is available in various Chemical Form (isomers-Inter-Convertible such as Pyridoxine 5’-Phosphate (P5P), Pyridoxal, Pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (PLP), Pyridoxamine 5’-Phosphate and so on…). The Metabolically Active Form is PLP, which Plays following roles in the Body:

  • Helps body make several Neurotransmitters (Carry signals from one nerve cell to another),
  • Aids in Normal Brain Functioning & Development,
  • Helps body in manufacture of Hormones Serotonin and Norepinephrine (Body’s Mood & Circadian Clock),
  • Helps (In Collaboration with B12 & B9) control levels of Amino Acid Homocysteine (heart Regulatory Functions),
  • Helps Body absorb B12,
  • Helps making RBC’s,
  • Keeps Immune Level Intact,
  • Good Skin Health…

Reasons for Shortage of Vitamin-B6: Bad Diet & ‘Bad Medicines!’

Vitamin-B6 Deficiency may lead to:

Fatigue, Muscle Ache (Helps Control Muscular Degeneration), Psychometric Problems (Nervousness, Depression, Irritability, Memory Loss), Various Skin Ailments…

Rich Source of Vitamin-B6:

Plant Sources:           Cereals, Lentils, Beans, Spinach, Carrots, Brown Rice, Wheat Germ, Wheat, Chillies, Black Sesame Seeds Oil, Lemon Juice…

Fruit Sources:            Pine-Apple, Bananas…

Animal Sources:        A-2 Milk, Cheese…

My View it is best to Avoid Synthetic Supplements and Only Go in For Organic Sources.

There could be high loss of Vitamin-B6 in eatables due Cooking, Processing or Storing for many Hours. (Anyway, I have mentioned, Not to Eat State food is Essential First Step in handling First Side of The Triangle!).

Daily Recommended Values: For Adults DRV ranges Upto 2 mg/Day.

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