Metabolism of nutrients - Synthesis of red blood cells and neurotransmitters - Mood regulation
In every dose
30mg (equal to 9oz tuna steak or 3 cups of chickpeas)
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.
What’s in it for my brain?
B6 helps to make neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and gamma-aminobutyric acid, which all regulate our emotions.
Essential for energy release from food
Essential for haemoglobin formation
Plays well with
Iron and B6 work together to form haemoglobin, so it’s important to consume both.
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.