Saturday, July 14, 2012

Vitamin B 6

I thought I would start going through each of the ingredients since it seems you can go on and on about each individual ingredient. The first one I want to tackle is Vitamin B 6 reason being there is alot of controversy about this vitamin and how much you should have and should not have etc--- and that if you get too much and all kinds of stuff I hear on the internet. So I did some research on what contains Vitamin B 6 and what is the "average intake" and what is the "recommended" intake of it. Information is taken off of Fit today and off of self nutrition data. Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin that is part of the vitamin-B complex group and is also one of the most important and industrious nutrients in the human body. Vitamin B6 is an essential nutrient for a number of reasons. It plays a vital role in many of the chemical reactions that take place in the body, it helps in the formation of heme in red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body and it is essential to metabolize foods into energy.
This vitamin also helps to lower stress, decrease symptoms of PMS, treat depression, lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of dental cavities. It also aids in the maintenance of nerve health and brain function. By not consuming a sufficient amount of B6 in your diet, you could be at risk of vitamin B6 deficiency, which manifests in symptoms such as tongue inflammation, irritability, fatigue, weakness and scale-like formations on the skin and mouth. It can also lead to depression and seizures.To avoid vitamin B6 deficiency, you should attempt to include the following Vitamin B6-rich foods in your diet.

Just as a Side bar- Per Capsule of ACE has 4 mg of Vitamin B 6

Vitamin B6 can be found in many common and versatile meats. Chicken, turkey, beef, and pork are all excellent sources of the nutrient. One serving of roasted chicken breast contains as much as 0.64mg of B6 and the same amount of turkey contains 0.54mg. Because meats are easy to incorporate into your diet through simple recipes and even snacks such as sandwiches, increasing your B6 intake by the consumption of meats is simple and effective.Most single servings of any kind of poltry is about 1 mg per serving and beef- I have found about 2 mg of vitamin B 6.

As with meats, certain fish are rich in vitamin B6. Cod, salmon, halibut, trout, tuna and snapper are just some examples of fish which contain high levels of B6 and can form part of a healthy, balanced diet. Yellowfin tuna is one of the best dietary sources of vitamin B6 with 1.8mg found in a single serving. In addition to this, it is one of the healthiest sources of the nutrient. A serving of baked snapper or salmon contains 0.52mg and halibut contains 0.45mg.- I could not find other information on this as far as what kinds of fish- so if you know of any please add as comments.
Most vegetables typically contain reasonable levels of vitamin B6, but there are some vegetable powerhouses that are B6-rich. Bell peppers, spinach, baked potatoes (skin included), green peas, yams, broccoli, asparagus and turnip greens are all excellent sources of vitamin B6. These vegetables are also, for the most part, low in fat and contain other vitamins and nutrients that are essential for good health. Some vegetables have up to 4 mg of B 6 and some fruits as much as 1 mg of B 6.
Nuts and Seeds
Peanuts, sunflower seeds, cashews and hazelnuts, which contain 0.6mg of 6 per serving – are all good sources of vitamin B6 and can be eaten as snacks or added to popular recipes.

Wholegrains and Bran
Whole-wheat bread, cereals, bran and other wholegrains are rich in vitamin B6 and are probably already part of your daily diet. Wheat germ contains 3mg of vitamin B6 per 100g, making it one of the most valuable sources of the nutrient. From what I can see usually in a serving of Wholegrains will be approximately 2 mg of B6.
Beans and Legumes
Chickpeas, lentils and soybeans are just some examples of vitamin B6-rich beans and legumes. Kidney beans are another good source of the nutrient. By including a single serving of any of these foods with your meals, you can maintain your intake of vitamin B6 and lower the risk of experiencing B6 deficiency. Beans and legumes or vegetarian "meat" can have as much as 4 mg per serving
According to the MAYO Clinic in excessive amount of Vitamin B 6 is 200 MG In a 24 hour period.Dosing according to Mayo Clinic- Recommended dietary allowances (RDAs) of vitamin B6 by mouth daily are as follows: for males 19-50 years old, 1.3 milligrams; for males 51 years old and older, 1.7 milligrams; for females 19-50 years old, 1.3 milligrams; and for females 51 years old and older, 1.5 milligrams. Some researchers think the RDA should be increased to the following daily: for women 19-50 years old, 1.5-1.7 milligrams; for pregnant women, 1.9 milligrams; and for lactating women, two milligrams.

Recommended maximum daily intake of vitamin B6 by mouth for adults, pregnant, and lactating women (over 18 years old) is 100 milligrams. A doctor and pharmacist should be consulted for dosing in other conditions. For anemia, 25 milligrams of vitamin B6 has been taken by mouth in combination with multivitamins from the second trimester to delivery in pregnant HIV-positive women. For anxiety, 50 milligrams of vitamin B6 has been taken by mouth in combination with magnesium daily.

So incase you were worried that ACE would put you over the OVERDOSE limit- has about as much B 6 as a serving of some vegetables. I love doing this kind of stuff tomorrow I will look at another ingredient and let you know what I find- as always- I am just reading concerns of customers or people that give reasons to not try ACE and I am a curious person- checking out all information off many sites helps me to continue to believe in our product. I have not found anything that has caused me yet to be concerned about my health with ACE- if anything it has helped!

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