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Why Do We Need Pyridoxine?


Pyridoxine

According to the several researches we need pyridoxine as a coenzyme in the transamination process, for the decarboxylation and recemization of amino acids, and as the indispensable coenzyme for glycogen phosphorylase. We need pyridoxine to turn the proteins you eat into the proteins our body needs and we need it to convert carbohydrates from the form you accumulate them in into the form you can use for energy. What sort of proteins does our body need? For starters, hemoglobin—the element that carries oxygen in your red blood cells. Pyridoxine is needed to make lots of other proteins including hormones, neurotransmitters, and enzymes. You also need it to make prostaglandins, hormone-like substances that regulate things like your blood pressure. Pyridoxine is essential for converting the foods you eat into carbohydrates or fat your body can store—and for the stored forms into forms you can use when you need extra energy.

Normal amounts of pyridoxine keep your body working normally. What do extra amounts of pyridoxine do? A lot, especially for our heart and immune system, and for asthma and diabetes.We need to be cautious here, though—pyridoxine can be toxic in very large doses.

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