I'm looking at this diagram of homocysteine metabolism and see two distinct pathways that the amino acid may get metabolized to: with vitamin B12 it gets converted back into methionine, while with B6 it gets converted to cysteine.
I've followed the links for the products that Cysteine gets metabolized to and could not find any references to cognitive effects. Are there any cognitive effects of Cysteine or other amino acids that it gets metabolized to?
I'm interested in learning what are the possible effects of pharmacological (50mg - 100mg) doses of vitamin B6 on this metabolic cycle, while folate and B12 levels stay at the baseline levels. It seems to me that if vitamin B6 is more readily available, there will be a higher chance of homocysteine metabolized into Cysteine. Is this assumption correct? What are the implications to this metabolic cycle that may be caused by elevated levels of vitamin B6, while keeping folate and B12 at baseline levels?
I'm particularly interested in the implications of this process on dreaming. There has been numerous reports among dreamers that 50-100mg of vitamin B6, taken in the 3rd-5th sleep cycle produces very intense and vivid dreams, sometimes featuring spontaneous awareness (lucid dreams), while B-complex vitamins (B6, B12, Folate, Niacin, etc) appear to produce the opposite effect - very vague dream recall.
I'm trying to understand if there is indeed a connection between the metabolic pathway that homocysteine may take and the vividness of dreams, capacity to recall them clearly and the phenomenon of being able to spontaneously realize the fact that the person is dreaming while still asleep.
Thank you for your input!