Nutrigenomics Vitamin B6 Requirement

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Vitamin B6 Requirement is

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What does this mean?

Likely to have no increased risk of vitamin B6 deficiency Your genotypes are associated with typical vitamin B6 levels and no increased risk for vitamin B6 deficiency.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Vitamin B6 Requirement.

Genes
Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: ALPL
Your Genotype: AA
What it means? Higher vitamin B6 level
Genes: NBPF3
Your Genotype: -
What it means? --
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Limitations

This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Vitamin B6 Requirement?

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is involved in many essential processes, including metabolism of fat and protein, healthy immune and nervous system function, production of hemoglobin, neurotransmitters, and maintenance of normal homocysteine levels. Symptoms of vitamin B6 imbalance include nerve inflammation, irritability, depression, lack of mental clarity, dermatitis, cracked, sore lips, inflamed tongue and mouth.

RDA for adults is 1.3 mg. It increases to 1.7mg for males and 1.5 mg for females above 50 years old. Factors increasing ones need for vitamin B6 include depression, high homocysteine levels, cardiovascular disease, ADHD, asthma, cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease, morning sickness, premenstrual syndrome, and certain medications, such as oral contracptives and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.

Do you have vitamin B6 deficiency?

Factors affecting vitamin B6 deficiency

You may be at risk of vitamin B6 deficiency if you are:

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Food Sources Containing Vitamin B6

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. You should be able to get enough vitamin B6 from your diet. The best sources for vitamin B6 are meat, whole grain products especially wheat, fortified cereals, vegetables and nuts. Vitamin B6 from animal sources is more bioavailable.
  2. Although vitamin B6 is a relatively heat stable vitamin, avoid prolonged cooking at high temperatures. Cooking, freezing, canning, storing or processing foods can deplete their vitamin B6 content by as much as 50%.
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