A factor in the maintenance of good health. Helps the body to metabolize proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Helps in tissue formation.
Together with vitamin B12 and folic acid, vitamin B6 is one of the powerhouse trio of B vitamins that help to control the level of homocysteine in your body. High levels of homocysteine are associated with a number of health conditions, including cardiovascular disease. Low levels of vitamin B6 occur in people with kidney disease as well as inflammatory bowel disease and have been linked to birth defects and depression. Research shows that vitamin B6 supplementation helps to reduce nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, and in conjunction with other nutrients it can help reduce PMS symptoms.