Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) is an essential vitamin for everyone, especially women, as it has been specifically tied to balancing hormones.* Vitamin B6 is actually a combination of three different compounds: Pyridoxine, Pyridoxamine and Pyroxidal.
Vitamin B6 can be destroyed easily through food processing and from extended exposure to the sunlight, and most refined foods lose Vitamin B6 in the refining process. Anyone who is taking up a diet involving fasting or a limitation of food may become deficient in Vitamin B6. Because of this, supplementation is often necessary.
This vitamin is involved in many different metabolic functions and usually works as a coenzyme. Vitamin B6 is especially essential for amino acid metabolism and is also used in the production of GABA.
Pyridoxals in general facilitate the metabolism and conversion to energy of all food types and are instrumental in helping to release energy that has been stored for later use in the muscles. It also helps to produce both red blood cells and new antibodies and keeps up synthesis of DNA and RNA.
Most amino acids are made up of various proteins and come from foods that are major sources of protein. This means that the effects that Vitamin B6 has on metabolism of amino acids can be extended to proteins. Pyridoxals are essential to the metabolism of amino acids and proteins because they are the chemicals that allow amino acids to break through the intestines and actually work their way into the blood stream. Pyridoxine HCL has the ability to build, alter and break down the form of various amino acids.
Serving Size & Timing
The suggested serving size for this supplement is 50mg to be consumed once a day depending on intended effect. The FDA recommends a daily value of 2mg Vitamin B6 for adults. And since this supplement is made up of 82% Vitamin B6, this means that a 50mg serving will be equal to about 41.1mg Vitamin B6. Do not under any circumstances consume more than 125mg per day.