Vitamin B6 is one of the Major Component of Vitamin B and is soluble in water. This Vitamin B6 is a combination of six compounds.
i.e., Pyridoxine, Pyridoxal, Pyridoxamine and their respective derivatives.
These compounds contains Pyridine ring as their core and these compounds are called Vitamers.
Percentage of people suffering from chronic disease, Hypertension, CVD and Diabetes had a high mortality rate in Covid 19.
Vitamin B6 has the capability to reduce the Mortality rate suffering from Covid 19.
Vitamin B6 plays a vital role in Covid 19 treatment. People started ignoring Vitamin B6 as they are not aware of its importance in the Covid treatment.
Recently many researchers and Scientists have published papers regarding the importance of Vitamin C and Vitamin D. Unfortunately only few scientists are paying attention to the important role of Vitamin B6.
Vitamin B6 is the one which is also to be given more importance.
B1 – Thiamin ( Cereals, Pork, Sunflower seeds, Yogurt etc.)
B2 – Riboflavin (Milk, Cheese, Meat, Almonds, Spinach etc.)
B3 – Niacin (Brown rice, Nuts, Seeds, etc.)
B5 – Pantothenic acid (Mushrooms, Avocado’s, Oats, Brocolli, etc)
B6 – Pyridoxine
B7 – Biotin
B9 – Folic acid (Found in Cereals)
B12 – Cyanocobalamin (Usually found in Meat, eggs etc.)
These Vitamins are associated with different enzymes and allows them to do loads of work by releasing energy from Carbohydrates and Fats by breaking them down and carries ox energetic nutrients around the body.
There are various functions of Vitamin B6 in Both Covid and Non Covid Situations. It plays a vital role in metabolism of Proteins, fats and maintains a healthy nervous system, skin, muscles and blood. It is also involved in hormone production.
As per the research Vitamin B6 helps in calming cytokine storms and stops from blood clots which is a major issue in Covid 19 affected patients.
Lungs are the primary affected organ in Covid times and B6 acts as an anti-agent by producing anti –oxidative and anti – inflammatory actions in lungs.
Vitamin B6 helps in enhancing Immune system by producing White Blood cells and T Cells causing increased antibody production and communications between cytokines and chemokine’s.
Vitamin B6 also helps in reducing Cardio diseases by increasing the plasma levels in Blood and it showed a reduction in Blood Pressure of Hypertensive patients.
Vitamin B6 supplementation reduces the occurrence of Diabetes and its complications.
People with auto immune Disorder can gain more benefits with the supplementation of Vitamin B6 as it releases enzymes which helps in improving Immune system.
Plasma levels are very low in the people with alcohol dependence as alcohol produces acetaldehyde, which further decreases plasma formation and competes with plasma in protein binding.
Maintaining of Adequate level of B6 helps in balancing the count of White Blood cells to reduce Oxidative stress and spread of tumor cells associated with the Infection and reduces the mortality rate by fighting against Cancer.
Vitamin B6 shows a reduction in hyper inflammation by suppressing the rise of inflammatory modulators, restricting virus spread and cytokine storm. This Metabolism in turn reduces Cardiac arrests.
Vitamin B6 is an active enzyme which assists more than 100 enzymes in performing various activities like breakdown of Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats.
It also helps in balancing homocysteine presence in the body as its growth can cause Heart Problems and supports Immune system.
Vitamin B6 shows most promising results for the treatment of Hyperemesis gravidarum which is a severe form of Nausea and Vomiting during first 3 months of Pregnancy and it continues till 9th month in some cases. However additional infusing of supplements should be directed by a Physician or else both lives would be in Danger.
As per the research the blood with high level of Vitamin B6 reacts more against many types of Cancers when compared to the ones with low amount of Vitamin B6.
Ex: Colorectal cancer is cured with the help of Vitamin B6.
Deficiency occurs when other components of Vitamin B are reduced.
It means the size of Red Blood cells are smaller than the normal size and the proper functioning red blood cells are lower in number. Vitamin B6 is one of the factor for microcytic anemia.
Some other causes are Depression, Confusion and Lowered Immunity.
14 – 50 Years: 1. 3mg daily.
50+ Years: 1.5mg daily.
14-18 Years: 1.2mg
19-50 Years: 1.3mg
51+ Years: 1.7mg
4-8 Years: 40mg per day.
9-13 Years: 60mg per day.
14-18 Years: 80mg per day.
Above 18 Years: 100mg per day and the upper limits should be taken only under the guidance of Physician.
Henceforth don’t neglect Vitamin B6.