Why you may need B6 Phosphate: Vitamin B6 is required for protein and essential fatty acid metabolism, for the liberation of glycogen stores, and for the production of various neurotransmitters. It is essential for the
manufacture of the hemoglobin portion of red blood cells, and it is an important cofactor in over 60 different
enzymatic reactions. Vitamin B6 deficiencies have been associated with a wide variety of issues including: carpal tunnel, trigger finger, joint pain, morning sickness of early pregnancy, burning or tingling in the extremities, joint nodules, apthous ulcers, cheilosis, depression, fatigue, sore tongue, flaky skin, and sensitivity to bright light. Low liver transamines and homocystinuria are two clinical findings which may indicate a need for additional B6 supplementation. Single B-vitamin deficiencies may not be the first thing that healthcare professionals consider when they have a patient that presents with any one of a number of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. However, it would be prudent for practitioners to evaluate their patients for B-vitamin deficiencies as they can initiate or exacerbate a plethora of health issues.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends B6 Phosphate: B6 Phosphate from Biotics
Research Corporation contains the pyridoxal 5-phosphate (P5P) of vitamin B6, the most biologically active form of the nutrient. Alcohol intake dramatically increases the need for vitamin B6, furthermore a wide variety of drugs are known to induce deficiencies including certain antidepressants, hormone replacement therapy, oral contraceptives, diuretics, corticosteroids, tuberculosis medications, and some drugs marketed for rheumatoid
arthritis. Smoking is detrimental to B6 stores. Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble nutrient that is particularly susceptible to processing. It has been estimated that as much as 70% of the nutrient is lost by freezing vegetables, 50-90% is lost by processing meat, and 50-90% is lost from the milling of grains, therefore those consuming a diet high is processed foods are not likely meeting their dietary requirements for vitamin B6. Each tablet of B6 Phosphate supplies 20 mg of B6 as P5P along with our proprietary vegetable culture base providing 20 mcg each of superoxide dismutase and catalase. As always, you can count on Biotics Research Corporation to offer superior nutritional products supplying “The Best of Science and Nature”.