Vitamin B6


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].


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

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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