Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin part of the group of essential nutrients known as the B Complex. Vitamin B6 is vital to nervous system health and hormonal balance. Vitamin B6 supports the function and growth of red blood cells and helps convert carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy. Vitamin B6 also supports the production of serotonin and dopamine and may provide support for premenstrual symptoms.

Health Claims:

  • Necessary for normal protein metabolism
  • Necessary for normal iron transport and metabolism
  • Contributes to normal cysteine synthesis
  • Contributes to normal energy metabolism
  • Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism
  • Contributes to normal glycogen metabolism
  • Contributes to normal psychological function
  • Contributes to normal red blood cell formation
  • Contributes to normal immune system function
  • Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity

Natural Sources: Pork, poultry, tuna, salmon, peanuts, soya beans, wheat germ, oats, bananas, milk.

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The ingredients chosen for use in Pro You products are backed by the latest scientific research, or steeped in traditional use. We believe that the best health choice is an informed one, so for your reading, we’ve collated a selection of the most relevant unaffiliated studies that support the selections made by our lead scientist and naturopath when formulating our products

Published Research

This research is for informational use only. The results reported may not occur in all individuals. This information should not be read to recommend or endorse any specific products.

Spinneker A, Sola R, Lemmen V, Castillo MJ, Pietrzik K, González-Gross M. Vitamin B6 status, deficiency and its consequences--an overview. Nutr Hosp. 2007 Jan-Feb;22(1):7-24. PMID: 17260529.

Ueland PM, McCann A, Midttun Ø, Ulvik A. Inflammation, vitamin B6 and related pathways. Mol Aspects Med. 2017 Feb;53:10-27. doi: 10.1016/j.mam.2016.08.001. Epub 2016 Sep 1. PMID: 27593095.

Hellmann H, Mooney S. Vitamin B6: a molecule for human health? Molecules. 2010 Jan 20;15(1):442-59. doi: 10.3390/molecules15010442. PMID: 20110903; PMCID: PMC6257116.

Further Reading

9 Health Benefits of Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Written by Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

October 1, 2018

Vitamin B6

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