Benefits of Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is required for normal brain and nervous system function, as well as immune system strength and enzyme activation. It is necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid which aids digestion in the stomach, and the absorption of fats and protein. B6 is needed for the synthesis of nucleic acids RNA and DNA, which contain the genetic instructions for the reproduction of all cells, and for normal cellular growth. It also promotes red blood cell formation, antibody production, and vitamin B12 absorption.
Vitamin B6 plays an important role in cancer immunity, and helps prevent arteriosclerosis. It inhibits the formation of a toxic chemical called homocysteine, which attacks the heart and allows cholesterol deposits to form. It acts as a mild diuretic, maintains sodium and potassium balance, and reduces symptoms of premenstrual syndrome including water retention. A deficiency of vitamin B6 can result is a range of symptoms, from headaches, nausea, dizziness, and oily facial skin and hair loss to anorexia, fatigue, memory loss, hearing problems, learning difficulties, and more.
Sources of Vitamin B6
Most natural occurring foods contain some vitamin B6, however the following foods contain the highest amounts: carrots, eggs, fish, chicken, meat, peas, spinach, sunflower seeds, and walnuts. Other sources of B6 include avocado, broccoli, brown rice and other whole grains, cantaloupe, plantain, potatoes, and tempeh.
If you could benefit from more brain power and a stronger immune system, include some of the vitamin B6 - rich foods in your meals. A vitamin supplement containing B6 may also be worth considering; your health care professional can help you determine the right dosage for you. And like B6, colon hydrotherapy also helps build a healthy immune system. Colon hydrotherapy helps reduce stress on the immune system by gently clearing away excess waste material from the body. So schedule your appointment soon at Essential Blu Wellness.