Why Vitamin B6 is a Must Have

The strength of our immune system is now more important than ever. It's the last guard, so to speak, that prevents us from getting sick. Vitamin B6 not only plays a key role in boosting immunity, but it provides a ton of other benefits to our bodies and our minds.

1. Immune System Strength

Vitamin B6 is crucial to supporting the biochemical reactions in our immune system. If these reactions slow down or malfunction, your ability to stay healthy can take a real hit. This little vitamin can help to improve immune response by increasing your production of antibodies, making it a strong staple in your diet, or your supplement intake.

2. Improving Mood & Reducing Depression

This vitamin in particular also plays an important role in mood regulation, partly because it's needed to create neurotransmitters like serotonin (which can reduce the chance of depression) and dopamine (which can play a big role in motivation.) B6 is a great helper in balancing your overall mood. A great working-from-home vitamin, if you ask me.

3. Improving Brain Function

Wait, there's more. Studies have shown it can improve memory, in addition to that overall foggy feeling we get from time to time. I'll take a little added brain performance any day.

4. Better Sleep

You may have taken a melatonin vitamin at some point. (I go for the gummies, personally.) Well, B6 actually helps boost production of melatonin itself. Studies show a considerable link between B6 and some of the best sleep ever.

5. Managing PMS & Morning Sickness 

Ok yes, we're going there. As a brand devoted to developing products for women's wellness, we include Vitamin B6 in our products to help with all of the above, as well as areas that are specific to women.

For PMS: So, we know now that B6 can relieve general moodiness (see above re: serotonin) BUT, did you know it can also help with food cravings, and even cramping? That's because it's responsible for pain management in the brain. Sign me up.

For morning sickness: Studies have shown B6 can also greatly improve symptoms of nausea. Per the FDA, we do ask that you consult with your doctor before taking any supplements while pregnant or nursing, though.

So where can you find this super hero of a vitamin, besides our products... :) ? See below for some foods jam-packed with it! 

 Vitamin B6-rich Foods Include:

  • Chicken
  • Salmon & Tuna
  • Chickpeas
  • Avocados
  • Green Vegetables
  • Leafy Greens
  • Potatoes
  • Dark Chocolate

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