Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin, one of the B vitamins.GET A QUOTE
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What is VB6?
Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin, one of the B vitamins. The vitamin actually comprises a group of six chemically related compounds, i.e., vitamers, that all contain a pyridine ring as their core. These are pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, and their respective phosphorylated derivatives pyridoxine 5'-phosphate, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate and pyridoxamine 5'-phosphate. Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate has the highest biological activity, but the others are convertible to that form. Vitamin B6 serves as a co-factor in more than 140 cellular reactions, mostly related to amino acid biosynthesis and catabolism, but is also involved in fatty acid biosynthesis and other physiological functions.
How VB6 works?
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is the precursor of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), one of the most important coenzymes in humans. As an active coenzyme form of vitamin B6, PLP enables about 100 enzymatic reactions and plays a central role in the metabolism of amino acids.
Vitamin B6 supports the breakdown of homocysteine and contributes to the normal synthesis of cysteine, an amino acid which serves as a central building block of important compounds such as coenzyme A, creatine, glutathione and taurine.
Vitamin B6 is also involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine and GABA. In addition, by modulating the effect of testosterone and oestrogen, vitamin B6 makes an important contribution to normal mental function and a healthy nervous system through these steroid hormones.
The influence of vitamin B6 in the nervous system extends to the synthesis of important components of the cell membrane, including myelin, a protective nerve layer, as well as phospholipids and sphingolipids.
Vitamin B6 is also important for energy metabolism, as it is involved in the metabolism of protein and glycogen. Glycogen is a carbohydrate that serves as an energy store in cells.
Benefits and Uses
Promotes healthy brain function
Helps support healthy mood
Fortifies the joints
Aid in healthy sleep