Day by day, there’s probably no nutrient as actively involved in keeping your system running smoothly as Vitamin B6. Technically an umbrella term used to describe three B vitamins (pyridoxine, pridoxal, and pyridoxamine); Vitamin B6 partakes in no fewer than 100 chemical reactions throughout the body. Vitamin B6 helps manufacture the building blocks of proteins known as amino acids. It also takes part in producing brain neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) and in manufacturing red blood cells. Vitamin B6 also helps to keep hormones in balance and the immune system functioning properly. Taken as part of a Vitamin B-complex supplement, Vitamin B6 may help protect against heart disease and a host of other disorders. Vitamin B complex supplements may also minimize memory loss associated with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin B6 deficiency may cause sleep problems. Vitamin B6 along with niacinamide, which reduces anxiety, may provide some relief from insomnia.
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