Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate - the active form of Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is a so-called coenzyme. As such, it enables many enzymes to perform their tasks in the body. Without vitamin B6 as a coenzyme, these enzymes would be worthless.
We need enzymes not only to have healthy digestion, but for all metabolic processes that take place in the body. Without enzymes, vitamins, minerals and hormones could not perform their roles. Simply put, without enzymes nothing works in our body.
In fact, vitamin B6 functions as a coenzyme in about 100 enzymatic metabolic processes. Among others, vitamin B6 contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, plays a crucial role in protein and energy metabolism and the production of the happiness hormone serotonin, promotes the formation of hemoglobin, and helps to keep homocysteine in check.
Because the body can store only small amounts, you should ingest vitamin B6 daily through your food or in dietary supplement form.
Vitamin B6 occurs in our food in different forms: as pyridoxal, pyridoxine and pyridoxamine. However, before they can fulfill their tasks in the body they must first be converted in the liver into the active form - pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P-5-P for short). This is the only form in which it can be transported in the blood and work together with other nutrients.
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate acts faster and has a higher bioavailability than conventional pyridoxal HCL. By taking P-5-P, the activated vitamin B6 is immediately available without having to be first activated in the body.
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate is especially important for individuals in which the conversion of vitamin B from its inactive to its active form does not work. This is the case with persons with reduced liver function, celiac disease, in the elderly, and in children with autism.
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate is important for individuals who often feel tired for no apparent reason. Numerous of its functions promote increased production of energy in the body.
Among other things, P-5-P ensures that glycogen stored in the liver and in the muscles is broken down and is made available to the body as energy. In addition, P-5-P is important for the production of heme, i.e. red hemoglobin, which can bind oxygen and transport it to the cells.
Vitamin B6 is significantly involved in many functions in the body in its role as a coenzyme. Among those are the following:
Under certain circumstances, someone may have a higher demand for Vitamin B6, for example
Even though a serious Vitamin B6 deficiency is rare, a mild form is very common. Symptoms of a Vitamin B6 deficiency could be
Usually, the intake of vitamin B6 does not have any side effects.
However, Vitamin B6 can have an interaction with L-dopa and decarboxylase inhibitors (e.g. Carbidopa) because Vitamin B6 could reduce the effect of these drugs and increase the symptoms of Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis.
Take 1 capsule daily with a meal.
Each capsule contains:
nbsp;- which equals 21 mg active Vitamin B6
Plant Cellulose Powder (filler), Plant Cellulose (capsule), Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)
Note: Is not suitable for children aged 17 and under.
Guaranteed pure and free from additives:
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