Active Mind supplement formula – vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
The role of vitamins in the daily diet is indisputably important. Although all vitamins are necessary for the proper functioning of the whole body, it can not be hidden that some of them are closely related to the work of individual systems.
Examples include ingredients called B vitamins. These compounds have extremely significant effects on the condition and functioning of the nervous system. They are often recommended for people particularly exposed to stress and long-term psychophysical fatigue, which is primarily associated with excessive load on the central nervous system. Among these vitamins, it is worth stopping at the compound called the B6 symbol, which is often recommended by specialists to counteract the abovementioned abnormalities.
What do we call vitamin B6?
It is a collective name for several chemical compounds, among others pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxyamine and their esters occurring in combination with phosphate acid. The vitamin itself is included in the group of water-soluble ingredients. It is also one of the unconditional components of a healthy diet and a varied diet, which should be provided with food. Vitamin B6 plays an extremely important role in maintaining optimal health on many levels, and its deficiencies prove to be really unfavorable.
Natural sources of vitamin B6 in food
Experts point out that the amount of vitamin B6 consumed during the day (RDA) is about 1.4 mg for adult women and about 1.8 mg for men. This compound is a common component in many food products, so first of all it is worth taking care of varied nutrition and focus on maintaining daily demand from natural sources.
|Product||Content in 100 g|
|Wheat bran||Above 1 mg|
|Turkey meat||0,28 – 0,59 mg|
|Chicken meat||0,31 – 0,55 mg|
|Red pepper||0,45 mg|
Let’s not forget, however, that the above values do not reflect the actual amount that is absorbed by the body! A significant part of vitamins and other active ingredients is lost during digestion, so the best solution is to introduce preventive supplementation. Thanks to it, there is a chance to minimize the risk of unnecessary and adverse shortages.
Consequences of vitamin B6 deficiency
- Problems sleeping and maintaining the right mood
- Adverse growth of tryptophan metabolites within the brain
- Disorder of normal homocysteine metabolism and an increase in the adverse effects of oxidative stress
- Problems with a neurological basis (e.g. limiting the synthesis of GABA – a neurotransmitter regulating the nervous system)
- Dermatological problems (e.g. bites, inflammation of the tongue and mouth, skin eczema)
How does vitamin B6 work and who should use it?
Vitamin B6 is primarily an ingredient whose properties focus on maintaining the proper functioning of the nervous system and related activities. Pyridoxine is often found in medicines and supplements containing magnesium. The combination of these components gives extremely good results for the normalization of the work of the central nervous system (CNS), and also allows the body to adapt to increased psychophysical activity.
Maintaining proper psychological activities
One of the most important properties of vitamin B6 is real participation in the synthesis of many important neurotransmitters. Dopamine, GABA, noradrenaline or serotonin determine the capabilities of the human nervous system at the level of cognitive (i.e. cognitive) activities that can be limited or disturbed by many different factors (e.g. old age, excessive stress, low sleep or insomnia). These neurotransmitters are responsible for such activities as remembering, focusing, logical thinking or multitasking, which is popular nowadays (so-called multitasking).
It is also worth adding that neurotransmitters provide the right level of energy and motivation to work, and the aforementioned GABA helps protect against excessive overload of the involved nervous system, allowing, among others for easier falling asleep. These properties are ideally suited to free professions in the IT industry (e.g. graphic designers, designers, copywriters, programmers or webmasters), corporate employees or seniors who have a marked reduction in cognitive abilities due to progressing aging.
Nervous system protection and immunity support
The neuroprotective properties of vitamin B6 can be observed in several aspects. The first of these is the previously described participation in neurotransmission processes that enable the proper flow of neural information to be preserved and real protection against overloading with the supplied stimuli.
The second and equally important is the direct impact on the level of homocysteine - an amino acid which is one of the main causes of dangerous oxidative stress, which, together with its associated free oxygen radicals, increases the risk of progressive destruction of nerve tissue. What’s more, the excessive content of homocysteine increases the chance of limiting the production of the aforementioned dopamine and promotes the deposition of neurotoxic beta-amyloid, which is repeatedly seen as one of the presumed causes of neurodegenerative diseases.
Well-being and good mood
The effect of vitamin B6 on neurotransmitters also allows you to stabilize your mental condition. Maintaining adequate levels of GABA and serotonin turns out to have a beneficial effect on restraining excessive emotions and reducing overreaction to stressful events (e.g. during the implementation of an important project with felt short-term pressure). These neurotransmitters together with vitamin B6 (which is a cofactor in the process of their production) can have a positive effect on mobilizing to work, counteracting the feeling of apathy and resignation and facilitate the preservation of the proverbial “cold blood” in a situation of danger.
Other beneficial properties of vitamin B6
- Has a positive effect on regulating hormonal activity
- Supports the proper production of red blood cells (erythrocytes)
- It allows you to maintain proper protein and glycogen metabolism
Why was vitamin B6 included in the Labosal Active Mind product?
Since vitamins are an inseparable element of a balanced diet, they could not be missing in the composition of the Labosal brand! The presence of vitamin B6 in the Active Mind supplement is not only a support for maintaining varied nutrition, but also a way to optimize the work of the nervous system during periods of increased activity. Real impact on neurotransmission, current mood and protection of nervous tissue means that vitamin B6 will equally help people exposed to stress and persistent psychophysical fatigue, as well as the elderly. The dose of pyridoxine proposed by the manufacturer will cover the daily requirement and facilitate functioning at high speed. Choose wisely and wisely – preferably with Labosal Active Mind!