Pyridoxal-5-phosphate is the metabolically active coenzyme form of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and accomplishes numerous biological functions. Pyridoxal-5-phosphate's actions mainly involve the metabolism of amino acids and other nitrogen compounds. In the liver, pyridoxal-5-phosphate is essential for glucose production from amino acids through its role as a coenzyme for the transaminase enzymes. Pyridoxal-5-phosphate is also needed in the liver and muscles to access stored glycogen for glucose production, and to synthesize niacin from the amino acid tryptophan. In red blood cells, pyridoxal-5-phosphate is needed for hemoglobin synthesis and the regulation of oxygen affinity. Moreover, cell receptivity to steroid hormones is influenced by pyridoxal-5-phosphate. In the nervous system, pyridoxal-5-phosphate is needed for synthesis of several neurotransmitters, including serotonin (from tryptophan), taurine, dopamine, norepinephrine, histamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
- Optimize intake of a metabolically active form of Vitamin B6
- Macronutrient metabolism
Adolescents (9-18 years): Take 1 capsule daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Adults: Take 1 capsule 1-2 times daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule):
Vitamin B6 ... 50 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Cellulose, hypromellose (capsule), ascorbyl palmitate.
Keep out of the reach of children. Use only if safety seal is intact. Store in a cool, dry place. Contents may not ¬fill package in order to accommodate required labeling. Please rely on stated quantity.