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kjones02;52583 wrote: Hey impossible, have you ever heard about this condition on your methylation studies? I have supplemented with extra b6 before, and I do believe it puts me in a better mood. It doesn’t give me quite the energy as supplementing with extra b12 (still trying to work on that b/c that can be over-drive sometimes-guess dosage dependent and what kind I need to find out); however, I do seem to make better choices with extra b6 (think it helps my dopamine, serotonin levels, which Bernie last time put me on a supplement to help increase that, but I know it can still not be enough), plus as I mentioned before, it helps with nausea, and can calm the gut down by making the right choices in my diet and life!

Oh, and I forgot to mention that I think it helps me pee better, as I have problems peeing, either feeling the need to go, but only letting out a trickle, or sitting down like a girl to force it out. Sorry, tmi, but it is true. Some days are fine, and when I believe candida is acting up, I have problems!

I always considered taking for mood to be sorta common knowledge. That last part is interesting.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine helps to convert food into energy and it helps to make serotonin, melatonin and norepinephrine, neurotransmitters important for the regulation of mood and the sleep wake cycle. Vitamin B6 helps to prevent the adverse effects of homocysteine, a protein that causes heart disease; it promotes the absorption of vitamin B12, helps to maintain the immune system and assists in the production of red blood cells. A vitamin B6 deficiency causes muscle weakness, anxiety, brain fog, short-term memory problems and depression. To increase levels of B6, to boost serotonin levels, eat foods like chicken, salmon, turkey, red meat, spinach, brown rice, carrots, whole grains, lentils, cheese and shrimp, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.