Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble member of the Vitamin-B Complex, which has three forms: pyridoxal, pyridoxine, pyridoxamine. Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (“PLP”) is the primary coenzyme form and is important in human metabolism.[1-3]

PLP plays a vital role in the function of approximately 100 enzymes that catalyze essential chemical reactions in the human body.[1-5] PLP is involved in the metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates, and lipids.[5]

The synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin is catalyzed by a PLP-dependent enzyme. Other neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, norepinephrine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (“GABA”), are also synthesized using PLP-dependent enzymes.[4]

A study of healthy elderly men found Vitamin B6 supplementation improved memory but had no effect on mood or mental performance.[6]

A trial involving healthy young, middle-aged, and older women found Vitamin B6 supplementation improved memory performance in some age groups but had no effect on mood.[7]

Reduced production of immune system constituents lymphocytes and interleukin-2 have been reported in Vitamin B6 deficient individuals.[6]

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