Category Archives: Pyridoxine

Antioxidants as Therapy for Low Mood

Exposure to stress is a primary factor in the development of mood disorders. Stress is able to cause mood disorders because one of the downstream effects of the presence of high levels of stress hormones is the production of inflammation … Continue reading

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Magnesium and Vitamin B6 to Treat Mild Anxiety?

Studies have observed that magnesium deficiency may be a causative factor in the development of mood disorders, particularly anxiety. One of the main mechanisms by which magnesium may benefit anxiety is through its ability to counter neuromuscular excitability. Vitamin B6 … Continue reading

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Vitamin B6 and Cardiovascular Disease: Lanthionine and Homolanthionine

Vitamin B6 deficiency is associated with cardiovascular disease. In some studies this has been shown to be related to the role of vitamin B6 in the metabolism of homocysteine. In short, vitamin B6 is required for the metabolism of homocysteine … Continue reading

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B Vitamin and Fish Oils: Brain Protection?

It is often assumed that cognitive decline is a normal part of ageing, and to some extent this is true. However, the decline if often exaggerated considerably by poor diet and Western lifestyle habits. Evidence from populations that eat high … Continue reading

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Vitamin B6 Mortality and Inflammation

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal) is an essential nutrients that acts as a cofactor to a large number of important enzymes in human metabolic pathways. Good sources of vitamin B6 include cereal grains, turkey, nuts and seeds, organ meat, fish and some … Continue reading

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Hydrogen Sulphide and Vitamin B6

A number of gases are known to function as signal molecules in animals. The role for nitric oxide as a signal molecule in endothelial cell is well established, and in this role it is able to allow the relaxation of … Continue reading

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How Much Tryptophan Is Converted to Niacin?

There are a number of substances that fall into the grey area between essential and nonessential dietary compounds. Vitamin D is a classic example of this, as in reality vitamin D is a steroid hormone synthesised in the skin through … Continue reading

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More Evidence of Vitamin Deficiencies: Hospital Patients

Vitamins are organic molecules that are required in the diet in small amounts for normal metabolic function. In most cases vitamins are required as cofactors for enzymes in metabolic pathways (although vitamin E and vitamin C for example act as … Continue reading

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On The Bioavailability of B Vitamins

Food tables and labels provide information on the quantities of nutrients in foods. It is often assumed that eating the food will provide the individual with the listed nutrients. However the value provided on the labels may not be representative … Continue reading

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Folic Acid Deficiency: The Cardiovascular Disease Link

Homocysteine is a product of cellular methionine metabolism. Evidence suggests that high levels of plasma homocysteine are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Homocysteine may interfere with endothelial physiology through inhibition of nitric oxide synthesis, inducing endothelial dysfunction possibly via … Continue reading

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