Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin found naturally in many foods, while fortified in others. If you aren’t getting enough, supplementing helps support cardiovascular and neurological health.
Vitamin B6 is found in foods such as eggs, brewer’s yeast, carrots, chicken, fish, brown rice, whole grains and cabbage. While most people get enough vitamin B6 from food, that’s not always the case. If you need help maintaining vitamin B6 levels, there are a host of whole-body health benefits it can support.
Vitamin B6, or pyridoxine, is a component of the vitamin B complex and necessary for optimal health. In its active form, pyridoxal 5-phosphate (PLP), vitamin B6 is a cofactor in more than 160 enzyme-driven reactions in the body that affect amino acid transformation, synthesis and breakdown of neurotransmitters, cellular energy production and use, immune function, methylation and DNA synthesis and repair.
While most people get enough B6 from food sources, some people are B6 deficient.3 Optimal blood levels of PLP may help support cardiovascular and neurological health. Through its role as a methylator, vitamin B6 (along with B12 and folate) helps maintain homocysteine levels already within the normal range. One study noted a connection between vitamin B6 levels, high homocysteine levels and increased mortality.
|Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule|
|Amount Per Serving||DV%|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCI)||250 mg||14,706%|
|*Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
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Take one (1) capsule daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
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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 be not 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).