Pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (P-5-P) is the bio-active form of vitamin B6. P-5-P is a catalyst for at least 113 known essential enzymatic reactions in the body. Studies show that for people with compromised liver function, P-5-P is 3 times more likely to be absorbed than conventional B6. In addition, the enzymes that convert conventional pyridoxine to P-5-P have been found to be impaired in those with autism. Low P-5-P levels have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, and B6 is known to reduce homocysteine levels, a toxic protein linked to heart disease. P-5-P is required for the production of serotonin and GABA, neurotransmitters that control mood, pain perception and nervousness.
Anyone taking regular B6 should consider switching to P-5-P for enhanced absorption and effectiveness. P-5-P is essential for those with liver disorders, mood disorders, autism or anyone diagnosed with compromised B6 metabolism. P-5-P supports immune function in those who are critically ill, and pregnant women may benefit from the anti-nausea effects of vitamin B6.
•A vitamin that protects the nervous and cardiovascular system
•Reduces the effects of stress
•Enhances the immune system
•A B6 formula specifically for those with absorption issues