VB6 P5P is a medical food for the dietary management of inborn metabolism errors associated with vitamin B6 responsive disorders. The vitamin B6 in this formulation is in the soluble and highly bioavailable form of pyridoxal 5-phosphate (5P5). Unlike other forms of vitamin B6, VB6 P5P is directly utilizable by the body, whereas the others must be converted to active forms by the liver before the body can use them. To learn more, refer to the FAQs outlined on this page.
What is Vitamin B6 P5P and Why is Important?
Vitamin B6 P5P is the active form of vitamin B6 and it is one of three forms of Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 must be in the P5P form inside the body to be used. The other forms need to be converted by the liver to the active form the body needs, which is P5P. VB6 P5P does not need to be converted in the liver and it removes the need for conversion.
How much VB6 P5P should I take each day?
Daily intake should be determined by your healthcare professional.
Can I use VB6 P5P in tube feeding formulas?
Yes, VB6 P5P is soluble in liquids, and can be used for tube feeding.
How should VB6 P5P be stored?
Unopened bottles should be kept in a cool, dry place. Reseal opened bottles, store in a refrigerator and use within 3 months.
How much Vitamin B6 is in VB6 P5P?
The 100 g container provides 10 g Vitamin B6; 1 level scoop delivers 100 mg of Vitamin B6 P5P. There is 1 g of powder in 1 scoop of VB6 P5P.
What are the ingredients in VB6 P5P?
It contains Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate and maltodextrin.
Is VB6 P5P nutritionally complete?
No, VB6 P5P should not be used as a sole source of nutrition.
Does VB6 P5P contain allergens?
It is allergen tested at No Detectable Limit (NDL) for egg, milk, fish, crustacean, soy, gluten, tree nuts, and peanut.
Does VB6 P5P contain other additives?
No, it is free from additives, preservatives, flavorings, & GMOs.
Does VB6 P5P contain calories?
Yes, each gram of powder contains 3.1 kcal from 0.8 grams of carbohydrate.