In order to be utilized by the body Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) needs to be converted by the liver into the metabolically active form pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (P5P). This conversion can be difficult for some people, especially for older folks and those with impaired liver function or celiac disease.
P5P is a coenzyme involved in many important physiological reactions such as the metabolism of proteins and fats and it is important for proper functioning of the immune and cardiovascular systems as well as nerve, eye and kidney function. P5P is involved in the production of neurotransmitters that are necessary for communication between the brain and nerve cells.
P5P has many benefits to the nervous system. It may be helpful for diabetic neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome and other kinds of nerve pain. It may also help with impaired memory and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). P5P is used in the production of the neruotransmitters dopamine and GABA and may be helpful for depression.
P5P’s benefits go beyond the nervous system. It is part of red blood cell synthesis, helps to detoxify homocysteine (a marker for cardiovascular disease) and may be useful for atherosclerosis. Other benefits include diverse conditions such as edema (water retention), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), arthritis, diabetes, asthma, kidney stones and acne.
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