It has been found that many with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
(ADHD) have a B6 deficiency. This is however in the wide population very
rare, as most foods have B6 in them.
This said, one key cause can be Pyroluria Syndrome which again is common with
Autistic Spectrum Conditions.
What is B6 and what does it do?
Vitamin B6 exists in six water-soluble forms, and as a group is one of eight 'B'
Vitamins. These are Pyridoxine,
Phosphate, Pyridoxal, Pyridoxal
Phosphate, and Pyridoxamine, Pyridoxamine
Phosphate. The body uses these compounds as a coenzyme in the:
Metabolism of Protein & carbohydrates;
Production of insulin, red & white blood cells;
Synthesis of neurotransmitters, enzymes, and prostaglandins;
It is also essential in numerous biochemical pathways involving:
Red blood cells;
The immune system;
The central nervous system function;
Production of energy;
It is also an especially important vitamin for:
Maintaining healthy nerve and muscle cells;
Aiding in the production of DNA and RNA, the body's genetic material;
The proper absorption of vitamin B12;
The production of red blood cells
The production of cells of the immune system;
Causes of Deficiency Deficiency in the wide population is very rare, as most foods have B6
in them. This said the following reasons can be contributing factors.