Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 its derivative pyridoxal 5 phosphate (PLP) are essential to over 100 enzymes mostly involved in protein metabolism.

High levels of circulating homocysteine are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that supplementation with B vitamins, including vitamin B6, could effectively reduce homocysteine levels. 

High levels of circulating homocysteine are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that supplementation with B vitamins, including vitamin B6, could effectively reduce homocysteine levels. 

Although supplementation with vitamin B6 and other B vitamins has not been associated with improved cognitive performance or delayed cognitive deterioration in the elderly, recent studies suggest that vitamin B6 might help reduce the risk of late-life depression.