Of utmost importance to the body, vitamin B6 has an irreplaceable role in the nutrition of everyone. This vitamin is taken from food but it can also be taken as a food supplement.
The pyridoxine better known as vitamin B6 is essential for the body. It converts proteins to amino acids that are essential for muscle formation. The vitamin helps the metabolism of lipids for better receptivity of the central nervous system. In addition, tryptophan (responsible for serotonin) is converted into niacin (responsible for the maintenance of carbohydrates) through vitamin B6.
What it is for
Vitamin B6 is ideal for recovery from skin problems such as eczema and major allergies in adults and children. In addition, she is also responsible for:
Energy production: Converts carbohydrates and proteins into energy for your daily tasks.
Controls blood glucose: Diabetic people benefit from vitamin B6 as it helps to control blood glucose levels.
Red Blood Cells: Collaborates in the production of red blood cells (erythrocytes) in the blood and helps to increase platelets.
Nervous System: Helps in the production of cells of the central nervous system and increases the ability to concentrate in people with ADD.
For Pregnant Women: Reduces the incidence of nausea and nausea during pregnancy by helping with hormonal balance. In addition to helping with the proper formation of the fetus, it promotes a lower chance of postpartum depression.
PMS Symptoms: Regulates hormonal indexes and alleviates undesirable PMS symptoms.
Vitamin B6 can be taken in capsules.
In addition, vitamin B6 prevents important diseases such as arteriosclerosis (accumulation of fat in arteries and veins). People with problems with depression should use vitamin B6 because it increases levels of serotonin, the hormone of happiness. Metabolism becomes much more efficient with optimal doses of B6 vitamins.
Burning excess fats from the organs is more easily eliminated, as well as localized fats. The use of foods with vitamins is indicated before the gym training for this purpose. This vitamin also relieves migraines , prevents cancer in several sources, mainly prostate cancer and is excellent for improving vision.
Sources of Vitamin B6
Various foods are sources of vitamin B6, including fruits such as bananas, watermelons, black plums, grapes, lime orange and various fruits rich in good fats such as avocado and mango for example. Other foods are also excellent sources of B6:
- Potato and Sweet Potato
- Lean meats (chicken, beef and pork)
- Fish (tuna)
- Brewer’s yeast
Vegetables are the main foods to be consumed in order to have an adequate B6 nutrition. They are ideal for consumption in the raw form which releases the highest possible concentration of this vitamin. Meats must be to the point or underdone to prevent the spread of the B6 enzyme. The vitamin breaks down at high temperatures so the best way to consume foods rich in B6 is in the least cooked form possible.
Vitamin B6 deficiency can cause several problems, including pre-eclampsia in pregnant women. Usually the lack of it is not something serious, but it is not common for it to happen. The individual must make sure that he or she is consuming an adequate amount of B6-rich foods such as meats. People who make constant use of alcohol may have the greatest drop in this vitamin because the drink slows down the metabolism to the point of not being able to make the absorption cycle of the body. The lack of this vitamin also causes an increase or appearance of dandruff, profound anemia in children and adults, lesions in the mouth and gums, weakness and stomatitis. The ideal consumption index of vitamin B6 is:
- Babies: Above 0.1
- Children: Above 0.5
- Men: Above 1.0
- Women: Above 1.0
- Pregnant women: 1.9
- Breastfeeding Women: Above 2.0
Increase of Vitamin B6
The excess of vitamin B6 is caused by the non-absorption of the organism and high consumption of products that contain a large amount of B6. This excess is rare but affects people with this disability. This excessive increase causes tremors, absences, convulsions and irritability. The use of vitamin B6 can be combined with other vitamins to enhance its increase in individuals who have a significant drop. The ideal is to use the vitamin concomitantly with folic acid to prevent heart disease. The non-significant increase in B6 would also not have side effects, just the guidance of a professional is enough to have the correct dose daily.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.