“Medical researchers make important discoveries about the connection between healthy eating and weight loss all the time, and every now and then they stumble across something really significant. Researchers at the University of Sao Paulo discovered just how important vitamin B6 is for sustained weight loss.
They found that for each extra mg of B6, people can lose up to 3 pounds (1.36kg). B6 helps metabolise foods and turn the calories into energy, so when B6 levels are low, more calories are stored as fat.
It has also been shown to help us sleep better, increasing the production of the hunger-killing hormone leptin and lowering levels of cortisol, the stress hormone that promotes excess abdominal fat. To boost your chance of weight loss, eat a diet rich in bananas, brown rice, sunflower seeds, baked potatoes and oily fish.
You can also supplement 50mg per day in the form of pyridoxal-5-phosphate.” Source: NHP E News May 10 (Ed’s note: Biocare does a great 50mg P5P B6, from Natural Dispensary as usual).