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Nutrient - Vitamin B6

(Pyridoxine, Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)

By Nutri People

Vitamin B6 helps make energy from food and helps break down Omega 3 and 6 fats. It supports a healthy brain and healthy heart and liver, skin, arteries, muscles, joints, eyes, red blood cells and immune cells. It helps balance blood sugar, body water, cholesterol, hormones, mood and sleep. It helps enhance memory, concentration and learning. Extra may be useful during pregnancy, breastfeeding and stress. It is needed for vitamin B12 absorption, making stomach acid, making RNA and DNA (essential for cell repair, growth and division) and making haemoglobin for oxygen transport. It works with vitamin K in bone metabolism. B6 is depleted by dieting, alcohol, coffee, smoking, ageing, pollution, some drugs, the Pill, HRT, oxygen, high protein intake and excessive exercise.


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