Of the eight water-soluble vitamins, vitamin B6 is one of them. This vitamin is considered to be the busiest vitamin of the body and is involved with about 100 chemical reactions of the body in each minute.
Vitamin B6 benefits the body in several ways. Vitamin B6 has a number of chemical structures like pyridoxine, pyridoxamine, pyrixodal, pyridoxine phosphate, pyridoxal phosphate, pyridoxamine phosphate and so on.
Studies have shown that vitamin B6 helps in the reducing the tendency of the body of the retention of water, improving the deficiency of magnesium, relieving edema, improving carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, rheumatism, myocardial infarctions and cardiovascular occlusions, tendonitis, autism as well as learning and developmental disorders. Besides these beneficial aspects, vitamin B6 has a large number of benefits to our body.
Pyridoxine is mostly known as “woman’s vitamin”, as it aids in the relieving of the various symptoms of premenstrual syndrome like severe pains during periods, premenstrual acne, retention of premenstrual fluid, emotional symptoms of premenstrual syndrome as well as nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy.
Additionally, this vitamin is vital for balancing the hormonal changes among women and also aids in the proper functioning of the cells of the nervous as well as the muscular system.
Vitamin B6 helps to produce the genetic materials of the body namely the DNA and RNA. Vitamin B6 is also called as anti-stress vitamin as it successfully aids the development of the ability of the body to resist stressful situations.
This vitamin also helps in improving the immunity of the body and also helps the body to fight cancer. This vitamin resists the formation of homocysteine (toxic chemical) that increases the risk of cardio-vascular ailments. Vitamin B6 also balances the sodium-potassium ratio of the body.
This vitamin aids in the proper absorption of vitamin B12 as well as in the production of red blood cells. It also helps in increasing the amount of oxygen carried by the body.
Deficiency of vitamin B6 can cause anemia, mood swings, depression, irritability as well as loss of sex drive. Vitamin B6 helps to maintain the normal glucose level in the body.