Vitamin B6 100 mg
Solgar Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl) 100mg. Vital for energy production due to its role in the utilisation of food sources. Also known for assisting with a myriad of PMS symptoms including fluid retention. Important for nervous system function it is also likely to assist with mood control. Suitable for Vegans. Sugar, salt and starch free. 100 Vcaps
RRP $31.20, healthy.co.nz price $24.95.
Vitamin B6 plays a role as a coenzyme in the breakdown and utilisation of carbohydrates, fats & proteins. It facilitates the release of glycogen for energy from the liver and muscles. It also participates in the utilisation of energy in brain and nervous tissues and is essential for the regulation of the central nervous system. Also useful in hormone synthesis, synthesis of essential fatty acid metabolites, improving oxygenation of tissues, lipid metabolism and neurotransmitter synthesis (serotonin, dopamine, noradrenalin, GABA).
Deficiency may be associated with: allergy, anaemia, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, athletic performance, autism, breast cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, chemically sensitive individuals, coeliac disease, Crohn's disease, dysmenorrhoea, elderly, epilepsy, hypoglycaemia, hyperoxalamia, hypoxia, inborn errors of metabolism, infertility, liver disease, mental retardation, memory deficits, muscular disorders, nausea of pregnancy, Parkinson's disease, premenstrual fluid retention, radiation sickness, schizophrenia, stress, sun sensitivity, uraemic patients.
As a food supplement for adults, one (1) capsule daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Vitamin B6 has been called the "sleeping giant of vitamins" because of a surge of new research. It has also been termed the "women's vitamin" because of the myriad of PMS symptoms that it may help. It is a water soluble vitamin consisting of three related compounds: pyridoxine, pyridoxal and pyridoxamine. It is required for the proper functioning of more than 60 enzymes and is essential for normal RNA and DNA and amino acid synthesis.
Vitamin B6 is involved in the energy cycle by activating the release of glycogen from the liver and muscles. For this reason, it is essential to physical activity. It plays an important role as a coenzyme in the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It is required for the proper absorption on Vitamin B12 and for the production of hydrochloric acid and magnesium. It also helps linoleic acid function better in the body. B6 plays a role in the multiplication of all cells and must be present for the production of red blood cells and the cells of the immune system It also aids in the conversion of tryptophan, an essential amino acid.
Each vegetable capsule contains: Vitamin B6 100 mg (pyridoxine HCl), Vegetable capsule shell: Hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose. Anticaking agents: Vegetable magnesium stearate, vegetable stearic acid, silicon dioxide. Bluking agents: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose.
Keep out of reach of Children. Limited toxicity in man - may cause skin eruptions, or worsening of acne vulgaris. Dosages of more than 500 mg, over a period of 3 years, may result in coordination problems, tonic convulsions, peripheral neuropathy which is reversed on discontinuation. Long term intakes of this amount of Vitamin B6 may lead to mild tingling and numbness.