Good for the Brain and Nerves
P5P is the active form of vitamin B6. It is required for the production of neurotransmitters that control depression, pain and anxiety. Studies show that P5P has beneficial effects on depression, stress, pain, and long-term memory. It also protects nerves and reduces the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, and it supports the immune system.
Supports the Heart
Low P5P levels are associated with greater cardiovascular risk. P5P is needed for homocysteine metabolism, to make sure that this potentially toxic compound does not reach dangerously high levels in the blood. Studies have found that P5P can lower blood pressure.
The Best of B6
P5P is the only form of vitamin B6 that can be used in the body. While some supplements use cheaper forms of vitamin B6, P5P has been shown to be the most effective for increasing plasma levels of P5P and delivering the benefits of this vitamin.