Health benefits at a glance:
First of all – what is pyridoxal 5ˈ-phosphate? It is the active form of vitamin B6, a coenzyme participating in over 100 enzymatic reactions in the body. (1) Pyridoxal 5’-phosphate has been shown to protect against glycation reactions (2,3), thus supporting many aspects of health.
Why it works:
By inhibiting formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) throughout the body and working as a coenzyme in biochemical reactions, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate can support a healthy nervous system, cardiovascular and kidney function, immune and eye health, and more. (1,7,8)
The science behind the product:
Glycation reactions occur when sugar in the blood reacts with proteins and lipids in the body.
These reactions are a natural consequence of aging and result in the formation of AGEs throughout the body. AGEs accumulate with time and contribute to some of the effects of aging. (4,5)
Pyridoxal 5’-phosphate has been shown to protect lipids and proteins against glycation reactions. (2,3) Inhibiting the formation of AGEs can thus help support many aspects of your health. (6)
In addition to this standalone product, Life Extension offers pyridoxal 5’-phosphate in two premier formulations: Mitochondrial Energy Optimizer with PQQ.