Vitamin B6 is part of the B-complex family. You need it for the normal metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. Basically, your food cannot be broken down into energy without bioavailable B6.†
The active (or coenzyme) form of B6 is known as P-5-P, or pyridoxal 5’-phosphate. It supports healthy cognitive development, a healthy nervous system, immune health, and homocysteine conversion. It is important for everyone, whether you have an MTHFR variant or just want to support healthy nutrient metabolism.†
Vitamin B6 is found in foods like potatoes, poultry, salmon, and avocado, but it must come from food or dietary supplements since your body cannot make it. Plant-based forms of vitamin B6 are less bioavailable, so vegetarians or vegans need high-quality vitamin B6 supplements to meet their needs.†
Seeking Health’s P-5-P contains 25 mg of vitamin B6 in an easy-to-swallow vegetarian capsule. Other nutrients that work together with P-5-P include L-5-MTHF (active folate), B complex vitamins like B Complex Plus, and Hydrox-Adeno B12 (bioavailable vitamin B12).
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