Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Specific type of vitamin B prevents DNA damage
B vitamins are important in many ways - higher vitamin B levels have been linked to a lower risk for cancer. This research examined the association between pyridoxal, a type of vitamin B 6, folate and homocysteine with 8-OHdG, a marker of oxidative DNA damage (Kuwahara K, et.al, 2013). The participants were both men and women ages 21 to 66 years.
The results documented that 8-OHdG concentration was inversely associated with pyridoxal concentration in men. This means that this specific form of vitamin B 6 can help protect against oxidative DNA damage.
Not all B vitamins formulas contain this type of vitamin B6. If you are going to take B vitamins why not take it in a form which gives you the most benefits.
Our B Complex formula not only contains this form of B 6, but it also contains the most effective form and metabolites of other B vitamins for added benefits.
Kuwahara K, Nanri A, Pham NM, Kurotani K, Kume A, Sato M, Kawai K, Kasai H, Mizoue T. Serum vitamin B6, folate, and homocysteine concentrations and oxidative DNA damage in Japanese men and women. Nutrition. 2013 Jun 22. pii: S0899-9007(13)00204-9. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2013.03.014. [Epub ahead of print]
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