Coenzyme B6, also known as Pyridoxal 5-phosphate (P5P), is the natural form of vitamin B6 used by hundreds of cellular processes in your body.* This bottle contains 90 capsules of 100% fine quality Pyridoxal 5-phosphate (P5P) in a vegan capsule. No other ingredients except hypoallergenic arrowroot flour.
The regular form of Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine HCl, which is found in most supplements, may interfere with the vitamin B6 receptors on your cells and may actually cause a vitamin B6 deficiency.*
Because Vitamin B6 is water-soluble our bodies cannot store it, thus we benefit from a daily supply either through our diet or an effective supplement.*
Vitamin B6 indisputably needed for amino-acid metabolism, cardiovascular health, and nervous-system function, and much more. Although it is found in nearly every multi-vitamin supplement, the pyridoxine HCl form of Vitamin B6 cannot be used by your body without a chemical conversion known as “phosphorylation.” Researchers believe, however, that phosphorylation can be impaired by infection… even common infections, such as candidiasis.
Furthermore, when the basic form is not converted to the active form (pyridoxal 5-phosphate), researchers speculate that it may interfere with vitamin B6 receptor sites, possibly worsening a deficiency rather than correcting it.
Every amino-acid pathway requires enzymatic Vitamin B6 for proper metabolism. Coenzymes (often vitamins) frequently are critical to the performance of an enzyme, and together they catalyze the biochemistry of life. In order to work properly, however, the correct form or “orthomolecular” form of the vitamin must be available. To arrive at that form in manufacturing, four additional reactions are required known as Oxidation, Amination, Phosphorylation, and Hydrolysis reactions.
In the world of “bargain” nutritional supplements, however, ingredients often are called something they are not. Thus, a vitamin-analog can be called a vitamin simply because it contains a component of the true vitamin. Pure, pyridoxal 5-phosphate is the True vitamin B6.