Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxal-5-phosphate (elemental) - 1.4 mg
In the form of Pyridoxal 5 Phosphate Coenzyme B6 - 2.2 mg
Vitamin B deficiencies are common, so a safe supplementation is justified.
For all B vitamins, it is recommended to take a B complex instead of individual B vitamins. These work in synergy with each other and a complex ensures that the underlying relationships are in balance.
Vitamin B6 plays a role in the regulation of the homocysteine level. A vitamin B6 deficiency can lead to a lower vitamin C blood level, an increased excretion of calcium, zinc and magnesium and a lower copper intake. Vitamin B6 can lower blood glucose and blood pressure.
Adequate intake of vitamin B6 can have a protective effect on the development of certain cancers, cardiovascular diseases and Parkinson's disease.
Over-intake of vitamin B6, which is often added to sports and health supplements, can result in side effects, including neuropathy (disease of the nervous tissue). These patients may suffer from tingling and reduced strength in extreme cases. Therefore the dose of 25 mg per day (MTI) should not be exceeded.
B6 is not very stable, is largely lost during cooking and is destroyed by light. With 1,4 mg, Bodhi contains a safe dose of B6, namely 100% of the RDA.
Sources(1) Pallas Health Research and consultancy (2012)