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Vitamin B6 Supplement Benefits and Dosage

Vitamin B6 has links to reducing the risk of cognitive decline, find out more here.

Sophie Medlin
Sophie Medlin
Head of Nutritional Research
February 17, 2020
3 min read

Vitamin B6 functions

Vitamin B6 has the following functions:

  • Metabolism of nutrients

  • Synthesis of red blood cells and neurotransmitters

  • Mood regulation

Vitamin B6 dosage

The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) is around 1.4mg per day. In every dose of the Heights Smart Supplement 30mg (equal to 9oz tuna steak or 3 cups of chickpeas), this is 2143% the NRV. The NRV is really the minimum amount and higher doses have been shown to be beneficial. There are also no suggested negative side effects from taking this higher dose.

This is why we choose to include a higher dose of Vitamin B6 to make sure you are getting all the benefits from it.

Vitamin B6 research

Vitamin B6 is key in metabolising homocysteine - which is important as elevated levels have been associated with higher risks of depression, psychiatric disorders, dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Vitamin B6 benefits for the brain

Vitamin B6 is key in metabolising homocysteine - which is important as elevated levels have been associated with higher risks of depression, psychiatric disorders, dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Vitamin B6 benefits

  • Synthesising neurotransmitters

  • Aids in mood regulation

  • Essential for energy release from food 

  • Essential for haemoglobin formation

  • A clinical trial found that it helped slow the shrinking of the brain in areas associated with cognitive decline

Plays well with

Iron and B6 work together to form haemoglobin, so it’s important to consume both.

Clever stuff

Vitamin B6 may help to improve brain function and even prevent Alzheimer’s disease; one clinical trial found that vitamin supplementation with folic acid, B6 and B12 slowed shrinking of the brain over two years in areas of the brain that are associated with cognitive decline.


Evidence

Here’s a handful of relevant scientific studies on vitamin B6.

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