Vitamin B6 – Prostate Cancer Killer?

by Ben Ong
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I have been reading a lot of studies about how taking sufficient vitamin B6 helps men with earlier-stage of prostate cancer. Studies from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that prostate cancer patients have better survival rate if they take a little more than the recommended daily amount of vitamin B6.

I know you are asking: well, what makes vitamin B6 different from the other B vitamins?

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The Vitamin B Family

The B vitamin family are eight water-soluble vitamins, each vital to the body’s cell metabolism. Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12. Each of these has their own distinct functions that are important for different metabolic processes in the body.

These eight B vitamins work together to assist in turning food intake into the production of cellular energy and DNA repairs. Cellular energy is needed to interact with other body processes, especially in the body’s metabolism. For instance, Vitamins B1, B6 and B12 help in breaking down amino acids and glucose. Biotin or Vitamin B7 assists in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Vitamin B3 helps in keeping the cardiovascular system healthy. While Vitamin B9 or folic acid is crucial for the proper development of the nervous system.

Unprocessed foods have a better concentration of vitamin Bs. These B vitamins are generally found in eggs, meat, nuts, poultry, fish, legumes, some fruits and green leafy vegetables.

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Vitamin B6 – What’s In It?

Pyridoxine, Pyridoxal, Pyridoxamine and Pyridoxic Acid are the common names of Vitamin B6. It is responsible for over 100 cellular reactions in the body and is vital in maintaining bodily functions fully operational. It is crucial in red blood cell production and for the nervous system to normally function.

Vitamin B6 is probably one of the most important vitamins in the B vitamin family. It helps the body to make antibodies that fight against various diseases. It metabolizes glucose and keeps the blood sugar in a normal range. Pyridoxine or vitamin B6 works with biotin to help in protein metabolism. Vitamin B6 also makes the hemoglobin that brings oxygen to the red blood cells to prevent anemia.

It is therefore important that you take enough vitamin B6 to keep you healthy and functional. Adequate intakes of Vitamin B6 vary with gender and age. Generally, however, it ranges between 1.3mg/day – 1.5mg/day for anyone over 14.

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How Vitamin B6 Affects Men’s Prostate Health

Clinical research and studies have shown that vitamin B6 can affect one’s health.

All forms of cancers begin with cell damage due to free radicals. And needless to say, a high consumption of antioxidants is necessary to suppress these radicals. It prevents them from making further damage. While Vitamin B6 has lesser antioxidant properties, it is still considered a “universal catalyst” that enhances how all other nutrients in the bodywork. Hence, it can assist in the process of cell damage repairs. It also inhibits free radicals from causing more damage.

Vitamin B6 minimizes prolactin levels. Prolactin levels slow down the conversion of testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone). DHT is an active form of testosterone that promotes sex drive but at the same time, it contributes to prostate enlargement. This means that high levels of prolactin will decrease one’s libido. Also, if not properly controlled, it could result in prostate problems.

A recent study has revealed that there is a connection between vitamin B6 intake and prostate cancer. Results proved that men in the early stages of prostate cancer taking vitamin B6 supplements had a much longer survival rate than those who didn’t.

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Harvard School of Public Health & Sweden’s Karolinska Institute

In a study of the dietary habits of 525 men with prostate cancer, taken over the course of 20 years, the men with the highest intake – between 2.2 – 2.9 mg/day of Vitamin B6 – had the best survival results. It is important to note that men who had the highest survival rate were in the early stages of prostate cancer.

Despite positive results, more research and studies are still needed before it can be thoroughly correlated to the inhibition of prostate cancer development. But since cancer generally arises from uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, and B vitamins work together in cell energy production, as well as cell repairs, scientists are optimistic that B vitamins can have a positive effect on prostate health.

Have you tried our B Vitamin Complex? It contains 785% more than the recommended daily dose of vitamin B. Thats one hell of a lot more than you can get from natural sources. Get your B Complex Mega Plus supplement by clicking here.

In conclusion, we need to keep in mind that Vitamin B6 works best when combined with other B vitamins. B vitamins are more effective when taken together as B-complex. They are all necessary for the proper function of the nervous and immune systems, cellular energy production, DNA synthesis and repairs, cell metabolisms in the body, and red blood cell formation. Poultry, fish, red meat, bananas, starchy vegetables like potatoes, and green leafy vegetables are all rich sources of B vitamins. There are also supplements you can take to take clinically high dosages. Together with a well-balanced, proper diet, you can never go wrong with a vitamin B-complex.

 

Wishing you good health,

Ben

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  1. Paul J kelsey

    Hi Ben,

    Is there Saw Palmetto, Pumpkin Seed Oil and Nettle in your Total Health formula ? I didn’t see it on the ingredient label which I just purchased. All of the reading states that those are good ingredients to have daily. Thanks,

    Paul

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Paul,

      Total Health doesn’t contain any of those ingredients. However, Prostate Power contains saw palmetto. You can check it out here: https://www.bensnaturalhealth.com/health-products/ben-s-prostate-power-new.html.

      Total Health in fact contains an extract of beta-sitosterol, which is the active ingredients contained in saw palmetto, and therefore a much more powerful and effective ingredient.

      I wish you good health,
      Ben

  2. Ben, I think there should be another “pill” that accompanies Total Health to include the missing B vitamins and anything else you’ve found advangeous for us afflicted with prostate cancer, as probably most of us are.

  3. David gaston

    When will new prostate formula be available?

    • Ben Ong

      Hi David,

      If you’re talking about Prostate Healer, it looks likely to be mid-February now as there have been some delays. As soon as I know an exact date I’ll let you know via email.

      Wishing you good health,

      Ben

    • Ben Ong

      Hi David,

      The new formula for Prostate Healer should be in stock by the end of February, a slight delay – but it won’t be long!

      Wishing you good health,
      Ben

  4. Walter Kochan

    I have a high psa 8.5 my urologist wants to do a biopics My age is 73 I do not have any other problems with my prostate . My primary care doctor feels I should just watch my psa numbers .Do you agree ?

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Walter,

      In my opinion, I think you should avoid a biopsy. A biopsy is invasive and damages the prostate. At best, it is a tremendous irritant, which causes the PSA level to rise and remain high for quite a few months. That is why it does not make much sense to have a biopsy.

      
Some men who have had biopsies have reported back to me that ever since they have had a biopsy, they have had sexual performance problems.

      
The most serious consequence of a biopsy is if there is actually prostate cancer present, the result of the needle entering and slicing into the prostate is that prostate cancer cells are reintroduced by the contaminated needle and causes the prostate cancer to be spread within the prostate. This often has the effect of causing the prostate cancer, which might be relatively benign, to spread into multiple areas of the prostate causing it to become potentially life-threatening.

      
This process is called needle tracking and many doctors are aware of it, some doctors will deny it, but there is very clear evidence that it does happen. The reason that many doctors don’t care if the prostate cancer is spread further is that they assume that once prostate cancer has been found, the prostate will, in any event, be excised. However, I believe that it is unnecessary to destroy the prostate in most cases.

      
Another way to understand what is going on inside your prostate is to have my advanced prostate cancer risk assessment at my clinic in Arizona. This is completely non-invasive and consists of sophisticated scans and a range of blood tests together with a consultation and assessment by a naturopathic doctor who is also a professor of urology. He is uniquely qualified as a specialist in this non-invasive method of assessment.
 For more information on the APCRA please click here:

      http://www.bensprostate.com/prostate-health-info/advanced-prostate-cancer-risk-assessment-apcra/

      I wish you good health,

      Ben

      • Jim

        A recent (2017) A study published in the Lancet medical Journal has validated the use of Tesla 3.0 MRI for a pre diagnosis of Prostate Cancer to help men avoid a biopsy.

        “Researchers publishing in the Lancet medical journal have shown that an MRI picks up 93% of aggressive cancers, compared with 48% for a biopsy. The Prostate MRI Imaging Study (Promis), led by researchers at University College London (UCL), also showed that more than a quarter (27%) of all men with suspected cancer could avoid a biopsy altogether.” Source: The Guardian.

        In the United States, a cash self-pay MRI for this purpose can be had for under $500.00.

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