Experts from Tuft University in Boston conducted a study to determine the effect of vitamin B6 on oxidative processes, inflammation, and chronic diseases associated with inflammation.
The study involved living in Boston 1205 of Puerto Ricans who had a high level of depression, cognitive disorders, as well as diabetes, obesity, hypertension.
Low levels of vitamin B6 have been identified in people with heart disease and blood vessels. In addition it was found that the main factor mentioned diseases is high homocysteine. American scientists have found out that the DNA of many indicators of oxidation processes in the body continued to remain high even when the indicators B6 remained low even when homocysteine was neutralized. Experts came to the conclusion that low levels of vitamin correlated with oxidative stress or inflammation due to the fact that the protective properties of antioxidants reduced glutathione. Vitamin B6 is needed in order to free cysteine in the right quantities. According to scientists glutathione is the master antioxidant. According to the researchers obtained their data suggest that vitamin B6 affects the risk of heart disease and blood vessels in other ways than homocysteine, and according to them, the nutritional status affects the difference in the health status of this population group.
It should also be noted that vitamin B6 belongs to the b vitamins, each of which has its associated functions. B6 or, as it is called, pyridoxine is involved in the synthesis of serotonin and norepinephrine, as well as in metabolic process amino acids. Also thanks to the help of vitamin B6 produces red blood cells. Also this vitamin converts lipids and proteins into glucose, which is necessary for energy metabolism. 100 milligrams of vitamin B6 is sufficient to meet the body's needs.