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Today I wanted to talk bout B6… Getting closer to finishing this series of Vitamin B’s. If you haven’t read the others, please check B12 out here:
It’s so essential for our bodies to eat a whole nutritional diet. Suppose we are deficient in any mineral or vitamins. Our bodies get weak and are easily settable to diseases, viruses, weak bones, ect.
B6 is also called Pyridoxine. It’s a water-soluble vitamin. This means: that once your body has enough of the vitamin in the bloodstream, the excess is removed by urine. B6 is absorbed in the jejunum ( the small intestine). Easy blood test to know levels of your B6.
Benefits of B6 for our body, mind, and psychologically
- Better Circulation (Maintaining a standard amount of amino acid in your blood)
- It helps with the immune system
- It may help with morning sickness
- B6 is involved in more than 100 enzymes (mostly with protein metabolism)
- Managing normal levels of homocysteines (cardio health)
- May help with PMS
- Brain development during pregnancy and infancy
- Creating hemoglobin (which carries oxygen)
- It may help protect against the harmful effects of air pollution.
Mind & Psychologically
- Helps with Dementia
- It helps with Alzheimer’s, but we found 2 food preservatives that cause Alzheimer’s here: https://wordpress.com/post/elderberryholistichealth.com/2076
- Acrylamide -acrylic acid resin
- Aspartame (E-951)
- B6 helps create neurotransmitters. Functions include:
- Heart rate
- Sleep cycles
- Muscle movement
- B6 is needed to make serotonin Which helps with
- Wound healing
- Bone health
- blood clotting
- and desires
What happens (Symptoms) when we are deficient in B6?
- Microcytic anemia
- Abnormal ECG
- Dermatitis (scaling on lips and cracks in corners)
- Swollen tongue
- Weak immune function
- Gastrointestinal symptoms
- Sun Sensitivity
- Lack of muscle control
- You might have a hard time sensing pain or temp.
- Abnormal acute hearting
- Convulsive seizures
- prickly pins
How much B6 should we have?
*** I am a firm believer that we can and should look to clean sources of our vitamins and minerals… Natural forms are easier to be absorbed. With that said, there are people out there that may need a little bit more (supplements)***
Medication interacts with or conditions that inhibit B6 to be absorbed.
- End-stages renal diseases
- chronic renal insufficiency
- Celiac disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Antiepileptic drugs
** which means you might need to take a supplement at different times of your medications. Make sure you check with your doctor or practitioner about your B levels when taking these drugs and or if you have these illnesses**
Where to find foods high in B6
- Beef liver (but only from organic, free ranged animals, because we found out that the antibiotics hormones can be stored in the meat from my other blog about why we do not eat preservatives. (same with all meat)
- Sweet potatoes
As I always say, eat a whole-nutrient diet to get your vitamins in minerals, but sometimes we need supplements.
Other supplements are a derivative of b6 like
Whole nutrition vitamins and liquid seem to be the easiest for digestion and absorption but talk to your doctor or practitioner…