The Mood Vitamin – B6

From last week’s discussion you now understand the importance of B12.  B6 is equally as important.  For one thing, B12 needs B6 to aid in the absorption of B12.

Other Benefits of B6 include:

Intake of B6 is  necessary to control hormones and treat emotional disorders.

It’s involved in carbohydrate and fat metabolism, including energy production.

Plays a role in more than sixty different aspects of protein metabolism.

Essential for proper growth and development.

Essential for tissue repair maintenance.

Needed to make antibodies that are instrumental in protecting against disease.

Necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid.

Aids in maintaining sodium and potassium balance.

Promotes red cell formation.

Required by the nervous system.

Needed for normal brain function.

Needed for the synthesis of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA.

Maintains healthy skin and hair.

Activates many enzymes.

Boosts immunity.

Vitamin B6 is found naturally in turkey, chicken, salmon, tuna, bananas, potatoes (skin included), soybeans, nuts, brown rice, carrots peas, spinach, eggs, lean beef, lamb, liver and clams, just to name a few.

Please note all vitamin sources can obtained from natural food sources, unfortunately deficiencies in our food exist in today’s environment.  Deficiencies can be supplemented with vitamins.

In peace, health & with much love,

Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer