PRYRIDOXINE (VITAMIN B6)
METABOLIZES FATS, CARBS, AND PROTEINS
Vitamin B6 plays a crucial role in metabolizing fats, carbohydrates and proteins. By assisting in metabolizing fats, carbs and proteins, your metabolism speeds up and allows you to burn calories and lose weight quicker. This also aids in your body extracting nutrients from food. If you are trying to lose weight and are on a low calorie diet, Vitamin B assists in your maximizing the nutrients you get from the smaller portion of food you eat.
There is evidence to suggest inositol can correct many metabolic disorders that contribute to the development of high blood pressure, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
A 2016 pilot study published in the International Journal of Endocrinology reported that people with type 2 diabetes given myo-inositol and d-chiro-inositol daily along with their anti-diabetes drugs had a significant drop in their fasting blood glucose (192.6 mg/dL down to 160.9 mg/dL) and A1C (8.6% down to 7.7%) after three months.
Another small study published in the journal Menopause suggested that myo-inositol may aid in the treatment of metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. According to the research, women assigned to six months of myo-inositol supplements experienced significantly greater improvements in blood pressure and cholesterol levels than women provided a placebo.
When treated with myo-inositol, women with metabolic syndrome experienced an 11% drop in diastolic blood pressure, a 20% drop in triglycerides, and a 22% increase in “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
All of these values translate to an improvement of metabolic syndrome as well as a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Choline plays an important role in controlling fat and cholesterol buildup in the body. It has even been suggested that choline helps the body burn fat, which may result in easier weight loss and better metabolic health.
“Without an adequate supply of choline for phosphatidylcholine synthesis, triacylglycerides will accumulate, which leads to fatty liver condition,” according to the National Institutes of Health.
Furthermore, there is credible evidence that sub-optimal choline levels in humans are associated with liver and muscular damage.
“The importance of choline in the diet extends into adulthood and old age. In a study of healthy adult subjects deprived of dietary choline, 77% of the men and 80% of the postmenopausal women developed signs of subclinical organ dysfunction (fatty liver or muscle damage),” according to this report from the NIH.
Basically, a choline deficiency can cause an abnormal deposition of fat in the liver, which may result in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.