Vitamin B6 provides the body with an important vitamin complex that controls many metabolic activities and supports the scalp and hair growth. B6 also performs other important functions, as it contains several B Group vitamins.
GOOD TO KNOW
‘Vitamin B6’ is a general term for three chemical compounds that are largely similar and fall within the Vitamin B group. It occurs as phosphoric acid ester, aldehyde, alcohol and amine.
Like other vitamins, B6 cannot be produced by the body on its own, and therefore has to be ingested by way of food or dietary supplement.
Vitamin B6 is often referred to as pyridoxine and has many different effects in the body. It has high water solubility and reacts very sensitively to sunlight or heat. This is why food quickly loses its Vitamin B6 content if cooked or exposed to sunlight.
The average recommended daily requirement is 1.2mg for women and 1.4mg for men, but varies depending on age, lifestyle and general health.
HISTORY OF VITAMIN B6
Vitamin B6 was discovered in 1934 by Paul György, who four years later also rendered the vitamin in crystalline form. György researched the conformation of Vitamin B6 in detail, which led to further investigation.
The conclusion was that there is no single Vitamin B6 and that three chemical compounds with identical structure have to be combined to create what we call B6. Today B6 is a common ingredient in pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements.
FOODS CONTAINING VITAMIN B6
Many foods contain optimal levels of Vitamin B6. These include:
In addition, Vitamin B6 is found in various dietary supplements, including Frummi.
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B6
A balanced Vitamin B6 regimen is vital for maintaining metabolic health as well as cell and hair structure. Its main functions are:
We usually get enough Vitamin B6 from our food, but illness or external factors might lead to deficiency. Some medicines (especially when taken in combination with contraception), excessive alcohol intake and chronic digestive problems may result in deficiency.
Symptoms of deficiency include diarrhoea, severe vomiting, facial eczema and inflammation of the mouth and lips. Serious deficiency can cause anaemia or symptoms in infancy including cramps, violent tremors or mobility disorders, although these will usually disappear once the deficiency is corrected.
You cannot overdose on Vitamin B6 through food alone, although excessive use of highly concentrated supplements may result in skin problems, nerve disorders, movement restrictions or increased sensitivity to sunlight.
VITAMIN B6 AND FRUMMI – HEALTHY SCALP FOR BETTER HAIR STRUCTURE
Vitamin B6 helps promote optimal metabolic activity and ensure a stable cell structure and healthy scalp. Sebum formation is also stimulated, which helps hair stability.
As an active ingredient in Frummi, B6 therefore helps guard against hair loss and split ends and helps supports hair growth, giving you a shinier, fuller head of hair.