The Vitamin B6 Cofactor

About Vitamin B6

Discovered in the 1930s it is also called pyridoxine. Today it is available in three forms. It is the essential cofactor for a number of essential enzymes in the human body. It is possibly only second to glutathione in the number of body functions it is involved in.

Vitamin B6 is involved with promotion of red blood cell formation, is required by the nervous system and the brain for normal function, cancer prevention, and is necessary for hydrochloric acid production.

What's Nutritionally in it for You?

In addition to being a glutathione cofactor, vitamin B6 is depleted when some medications are taken and thus requires supplementation. Estrogen replacement therapy and some contraceptives produce a need for B6 supplementation.

It may help you avoid feeling irritable and grumpy. It may even help with morning sickness with effects similar to ginger (note that B6 and ginger both play a role in glutathione production).

It is involved in cancer prevention, arteriosclerosis prevention and helps inhibit homocysteine formation potentially produced from Methionine.

It may increase the vividness of your dreams. What if you could remember your dreams? It might help with the ability to recall dreams.

This is related to the role it plays with tryptophan conversion to serotonin.

B6 is associated with decreasing Parkinson’s disease according to one study. It is important to note that increasing GSH levels has also been associated with decreasing Parkinson's symptoms. It should be no surprise that B6 is a cofactor of glutathione.

The intake of vitamin this B vitamin, from either diet or supplements, could cut the risk of Parkinson’s disease by half according to a prospective study from the Netherlands.

You can overdose and should only take within packaging guidelines.

How Much to Take

A 150 lb person would take 50 mg three times a day. This could be adjusted based on needs and the results you see.

Additionally, magnesium 350 mg and zinc 15 mg - 3 times a day (we prefer the food grade zinc) at the same time as the B6. These work best in combination.

Dietary Sources

B6 can be obtained from a number of animal and vegetable food sources. The daily recommended intake is between 1.3 and 2.0 and is age gender related.





Green Beans

Wheat germ

Nutritional Yeast



Sunflower seeds


Brewers Yeast

Black Strap Molasses

Dietary Deficiency

Deficiencies may result in you being grouchy, depressed, anxious, loss of libido, insomnia, water retention, inability to process glucose, weight loss or gain.

More serious deficiencies can result in anemia, convulsions, headaches, nausea. Hearing problems, memory impairment, and memory loss could also be associated with inadequate intake.

Pyroluria: The Shortage of B6 and Zinc

It is thought that up to 50 percent of those diagnosed with autism, 30 percent of those with ADHD, 70 percent of schizophrenics, 70 percent of those with depression and 40 percent of those with alcoholism have pyroluria.

One website called it "The most common unknown disorder."

While the most common cause is genetics and early childhood trauma, there is a third cause, chronic infections. One doctor who treats Lyme and looks for this found it in 80% of those with Lyme disease.

It is theorized that chronic Lyme disease is preceded by a mold illness or the development of Pyroluria. The theory is that biotoxins from Lyme disease microbes block one or more of the eight enzymes of blood manufacturing within the body. This causes a loss (or failure to uptake) of the essential minerals white blood cells need to work. This makes white blood cells like guns without bullets. It turns off the cellular immunity.

Self Test for Pyroluria

You can test if you have it or not.

Sit in a room that can be kept quite for 30 to 45 minutes. Take 25 mg of B6 and four ounces of water. Those with pyroluria will feel less irritable and less fatigue.Brain fog will lift and concentration will improve. Often where you could not concentrate to read a book, you will be able to once again. Some describe it as someone turning on the lights. Actually, the lights may appear brighter as there may be a dilation of the pupils, making things brighter.

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