B-vitamins are in constant demand within the body for enzymatic reactions. Their importance for optimal health is crucial, but they are commonly overlooked and their levels can be diminished in cases of poor dietary intake, chronic stress and regular medication use. Often a highquality B-vitamin complex or specificindividual B-vitamins are necessary to replete the system and restore optimal body function.
Although B-vitamins are classically considered for their ability to improve energy, mood and cognition, the list of benefits and indications is vast. For example, vitamins B6, B12 and Folate collectively help to reduce homocysteine, a toxic metabolite correlated with a greater risk of cardiovascular events, osteoporosis, cognitive decline and other chronic diseases.
Vitamin B-6 acts as a cofactor in the synthesis of serotonin, GABA and dopamine, as well as in hormonal detoxification pathways in the liver. This is thought to explain why vitamin B-6 as a standalone treatment has shown to be beneficial in treating premenstrual symptoms, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and nausea. Vitamin B6 has also been studied as an effective solo therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Like all vitamins, vitamin B-6 can be found in a number of supplemental forms. The most commonly used form is pyridoxine HCl. However, this form is not yet biologically active until phosphorylated in the liver. Pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P-5-P) is the coenzyme form that is biologically active and immediately ready to be used within the nervous system after absorption from the digestive tract.
Bio B6 offers a complete blend of highly bioavailable and active B-vitamins with a significant amount of vitamin B6 per capsule. Each vegetable capsule of Bio B6 contains 150mg of pyridoxine HCl and 60mg of pyridoxal-5-phosphate to support hormonal detoxification, mood, energy, stress and cognition. The lipotrophic agents methionine, choline and inositol are added to support fat metabolism, liver and kidney function.