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Vitamin B6

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About Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6, also known as Pyridoxine, is necessary for the biosynthesis and metabolism of certain amino acids (which are assembled to make proteins) [4].

Vitamin B6 is important for proper functioning of both, the humoral and cell-mediated immune systems [4], Synthesis of Lipids, Nerve Myelin, and Neurotransmitters (ie Dopamine, Serotonin, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, GABA) [3].

Warning

Too much vitamin B6 can lead to neuropathy. Only take it if you have tested as deficient and then under careful supervision.

Symptoms of Vitamin B6 deficiency

Irritability[6]
Depression[6]
Confusion[6]
Inflammation of the tongue[6]
Sores or ulcers of the mouth[6]
Ulcers of the skin at the corners of the mouth (angular cheilitis)[6]
Peripheral neuropathy[3]
Decreased sense of smell[5]

Other Names for Vitamin B6

Pyridoxine [2]
Pyridoxal Phosphate (Active Form) [3]

Natural Sources of Vitamin B6

Natural Sources of Vitamin B6 Include: Blackstrap molasses, Cereal, Grain, Bread (Enriched), Chicken, Oranges, Tomatoes, Banana and Avocados.

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