Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Pyridoxine is in the vitamin B family of vitamins. Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin that your body needs for several functions. It has health benefits for the body, including promoting brain health and improving mood.
May improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression
May promote brain health and reduce Alzheimer’s risk
May prevent and treat anaemia by aiding haemoglobin production
May be useful in treating symptoms of PMS
May help treat nausea during pregnancy
May prevent clogged arteries and reduce heart disease risk
May help prevent cancer
May promote eye health and prevent eye diseases
May treat inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) is significant to protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism and the creation of red blood cells and neurotransmitters. Your body cannot produce vitamin B6, so you must obtain it from foods or supplements and whilst most people get enough vitamin B6 through their diet, certain populations may be at risk for deficiency. Consuming adequate amounts of vitamin B6 is important for optimal health and may even prevent and treat chronic diseases. Vitamin B6 also plays an important role in mood regulation. This is partly because this vitamin is necessary for creating neurotransmitters that regulate emotions, including serotonin, dopamine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (1). Vitamin B6 may also play a role in decreasing high blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine, which have been linked to depression and other psychiatric issues (2). Several studies have shown that depressive symptoms are associated with low blood levels and intakes of vitamin B6, especially in older adults who are at high risk for B vitamin deficiency (3).
Products with Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
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The only product in our range that is not TGA approved is the Ultra Nature Propolis and Manuka Honey Oral Spray.
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As per TGA guidelines, an adult dose is suitable for individuals 18 years and older.
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1. Clayton, Peter T. “B6-responsive disorders: a model of vitamin dependency.” Journal of inherited metabolic disease vol. 29,2-3 (2006): 317-26. doi:10.1007/s10545-005-0243-2
2. Vitamin B6 may also play a role in decreasing high blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine, which have been linked to depression and other psychiatric issues
3. Hvas, Anne-Mette et al. “Vitamin B6 level is associated with symptoms of depression.” Psychotherapy and psychosomatics vol. 73,6 (2004): 340-3. doi:10.1159/000080386