Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is absolutely critical for brain function. Unfortunately it is poorly assimilated, and for this reason we utilized the most novel form of B6 called ‘Pyridoxal Phosphate’ (P5P) because it is the most active form in the body.
This super-co-factor is utilized in energy metabolism processes in your cells as well as in the synthesis of several different neurotransmitters such as Acetylcholine, dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, and Melatonin. These chemicals carry signals from one neuron to another, igniting our thoughts, memory encoding, information consolidation, focus, feelings, and both conscious and unconscious movements. Low levels of B6 in the body can lead to decreased cognitive ability, lack of focus, low energy, and brain tissue shrinkage, which can even lead to Alzheimer’s.
Attaining adequate amounts of b6 from diet or supplementation can help boost communication between brain cells and even prevent certain types of neuron damage due to aging.†