Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is involved in more functions of the body than any other single nutrient, affecting both mental and physical health.
Pyridoxine is necessary in the production of hydrochloric acid and the absorption of fats and protein. It is required by the nervous system, needed for normal brain function, and for the genetic instructions for the reproduction and growth of all cells.
Vitamin B6 is also needed to maintain hormonal balance, immune functions, maintain healthy skin, relieve PMS symptoms, provide energy production, and give resistance to stress.
Homocysteine is an amino acid normally found in the body, and is derived from food. Your body needs homocysteine to manufacture protein to build and maintain tissue. A number of studies have found that people with elevated levels of this amino acid have a higher risk for heart and blood vessel damage. The B complex vitamins – B6, B12 and folic acid, have been shown to work together to help reduce blood levels of homocysteine.
Jamieson Vitamin B6 is an essential B complex nutrient that is available in four effective potencies depending on deficiencies and requirements. Jamieson’s Vitamin B6 is formulated from natural sources and is pharmaceutically tested to guarantee full potency and absolute clinical purity.
What makes Vitamin B6 100 mg from Jamieson Laboratories different…and why does that difference mean better?
1)Contains a high quality source of Vitamin B6 that is processed without heat or solvents to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of this important nutrient.
2)Manufactured using Pharmasure 211TM Biotechnology, a proprietary process of 211 pharmaceutical control tests to guarantee consistency of the superior quality of this Jamieson product.
Available as 100 tablets.
Each tablet contains:
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride)…………100 mg
Microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate dihydrate, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
Adults – Take 1 tablet daily with a meal. Keep in a cool, dry place away from children.
Metabolism of amino acids and carbohydrates
Promotes a healthy nervous system
Involved in red blood cell synthesis
May ease symptoms of anxiety and depression
Supports cardiovascular health by reducing blood levels of homocysteine
May help ease symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Helps reduce pain and inflammation associated with carpal tunnel syndrome
Vitamin B6 may reduce the effectiveness of anticonvulsant medications (for epilepsy).
The following medications deplete Vitamin B6 levels in the body: Oral contraceptives, corticosteroids, anti-acne drugs, anti-arthritics/non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), anti-asthmatic drugs/bronchodilators/mast-cell stabilizing agents/anti-inflammatory agents/anti-leukotrienes/ preventive agents /xanthines, anti-hypertensive drugs, anti-Parkinsonism drugs, anti-tuberculosis drugs, anti-ulcer drugs, monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor drugs, sulfonamides (anti-infectives), and tetracyclines (anti-infectives).
Vitamin B6 provides nutritional support for individuals taking theophylline (asthma drug) and anticholinergic drugs. It also works synergistically with folic acid and vitamin B12 to support cardiovascular health.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a psychiatric condition, or if you are taking levodopa (L-dopa) for Parkinson’s disease.
TOXICITY, ADVERSE REACTIONS, AND SIDE EFFECTS
Do not exceed recommended dosage. Over the long-term, high dose Vitamin B6 supplementation may cause nerve damage, which is reversible if use is discontinued.