Vitamin B6 is a crucial nutrient responsible for keeping the nervous system and immune system healthy. Vitamin B6 plays an important role in keeping hormones balanced.
In additional to hormonal imbalances a vitamin B6 deficiency can also cause people to feel confused, irritable, and depressed.
Specific to the Menopause
Vitamins B-6 and B-12 may help support cognitive function, which means the ability to think, reason, and remember. Memory problems, focus, and “brain fog” can occur during menopause. Getting enough of these vitamins may lower the risk of developing dementia over time, whether or not they are experiencing menopause.
Rates of depression appear to be higher around the time of menopausal transition. According to one study, a high intake of vitamin B-6 might lower the risk of depression in all older people, including those experiencing menopause.
B6, may be the best way to control menopausal mood swings, says nutritionist Shari Lieberman. Vitamin B6, in particular, is necessary for production of serotonin, the feel-good hormone that helps stabilise mood.