Source Naturals - Coenzymated B-6 100 mg - 60 Tablets
Source Naturals Coenzymated B-6 promotes a healthy nervous system. In order for vitamins to be utilized by the body, they must first be converted into their active coenzyme forms. This more potent Coenzymated B-6 is in its active form and ready to go to work immediately. Pyridoxal-5'-Phosphate (PLP or P-5'-P) is the main metabolically active coenzyme form of vitamin B-6. It is primarily in the liver that P-5'-P is synthesized from pyridoxine, with the help of enzymes that require B-2, zinc and magnesium for their activity. P-5'-P activates over 100 enzymes, many of which are involved in the conversion of amino acids into the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin. P-5'-P is also required for the synthesis of the hemoglobin molecule and plays an important role in regulating homocysteine levels.
The Liver and Coenzymation
The liver is the largest of our vital organs. It is responsible for facilitating digestion and elimination, and filtering potentially toxic waste products from the blood. It also must convert most nutrients into their metabolically active forms before they can act in the body. If the liver is functioning at optimal levels this conversion takes place, but when the liver’s load becomes too great, its ability to Coenzymate vitamins into their active forms can be greatly impaired.
Vitamin B-6 and P-5’-P
Vitamin B-6 is the collective term for a group of three related compounds, pyridoxine, pyridoxal and pyridoxamine. All three have a phosphorylated form, but pyridoxal-5’-phosphate is the most active in enzymatic reactions. Vitamin B-6 is required for the metabolism of lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins. It facilitates the conversion of amino acids from one to another and is necessary for the normal synthesis of hemoglobin and the normal function and growth of red blood cells. B-6 is crucial for nervous system support because of its role in the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin, gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) and dopamine. When taken as part of a Bcomplex supplement, B-6 may help support cardiovascular health by aiding the body in processing homocysteine. Homocysteine is an amino acid-like compound that, at elevated levels, can decrease cardiovascular health.
Since the body does not produce vitamin B-6 it must be found in an outside source. Food sources of B-6 include salmon, herring, brown rice, blackstrap molasses, avocados, sardines, grapes, walnuts, and eggs. It can be
difficult to get enough of this vitamin from dietary sources alone because cooking can destroy much of the B-6 content.
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