One of the components of the Vitamin B complex group, Vitamin B6 (also called pyridoxine) is essential for the proper breakdown and processing of food by the body and converting it into energy. Vitamin B6 is also required for the production of neurotransmitters – the messengers who carry the message from the brain to the body and allow for it to function properly, specifically the immune and the nervous systems. Vitamin B6 also is crucial for the synthesis of the hormones and the red blood cells. It is a supplement used to decrease stress, to enhance energy levels and to manage PMS symptoms.
In men, Vitamin B6 boosts the production of testosterone, and thus enhances the sex drive and performance. Its ability to reduce stress also helps male sexual performance and fertility which are often lowered because of stress.
Pyridoxine enhances the production the two essential neurotransmitters responsible for controlling the behavior and mood: dopamine and noradrenaline, which actually improve the mood and relieve depression.
Vitamin B6 is an ingredient commonly used in natural supplements to treat erectile dysfunction.