B6 & B12 Spotlight

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine is part of the B group vitamins and is water-soluble vitamin. It is an essential nutrient needed by the body to maintain good health. This is the most common vitamin to be lacking in a person’s daily intake of food. Experts estimate that as much as 30-50% of all adults have a mild vitamin B6 deficiency, with more women than men suffering from this deficiency.

Vitamin B6 can be helpful with such health issues as:

  • Problems with water retention, swollen ankles, hands or feet,
  • Feel bloated or pudgy
  • Experience night sweats
  • Wider variation of mood swings during PMS
  • Sad or depressed
  • Experiences salt, junk food cravings
  • Retains water during/following flights

What does Vitamin B6 do for my body?

  • Boosts immune system
  • Smoothes the process in helping the brain to form serotonin the feel good hormone
  • Promotes a health central nervous system
  • Counteracts the effects of overindulging in wine or alcohol
  • Assists in the metabolism of converting food into energy
  • Balances the ongoing hormone changes in women
  • Contributes to controlling swings
  • Works b12 to reduce levels of homocysteine, a chemical that causes artery damage
  • Maintains blood glucose levels when caloric intake is low
  • Aids in the prevention of dandruff, eczema and psoriasis

Signs that you might not be getting enough B6


  • Increased nervousness and irritability
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Skin problems
  • Sore tongue
  • Ridged nails

**Vitamin B6 is contained in the following in Titan Labs Factor Series:


Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is also known as Cobalamin, Cyanocobalamin or The Red Vitamin. Best food sources for Vitamin B12 are Liver, beef, pork, eggs, milk, cheese and kidney

What does Vitamin B12 do for my body?

  • Prevents fatigue
  • Stimulates utilization of protein, fat and carbohydrates
  • Boosts ability to achieve greater weight loss and added fat burner
  • Mild diuretic effect
  • Works with folic acid to produce healthy red blood cells
  • Promotes a health central nervous system
  • Reduces homosysteine levels, a chemical known to cause artery damage
  • Increases white cell count and platelets

Studies have show vitamin B12 may be helpful in preventing

  • Breast cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Lower back pain
  • Memory loss

Signs that you might be not getting enough

  • Fatigue
  • Low libido
  • Balance problems, i.e., vertigo
  • Confusion in advanced cases of dementia
  • Anemia caused be fewer but larger red blood cells

Why can’t I get my B6 and B12 by eating certain foods?

Foods just do not contain the same level of nutrition as they did fifty year ago.

  • The soil has been depleted of nutrients
  • Extensive shipping over long distances
  • Exposure to the sun
  • Storage time before being sold
  • Preparation of foods can dilute vitamin content
  • B12 is found only in animal protein (Vegetarians are often severely lacking B12)
  • Certain proteins vary widely in the amount of B12 that is easily absorbed by the body

**Vitamin B12 & B6 is contained in the following in Titan Labs Factor series:


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