Check out our simple guide to Vitamin B6 and see the featured supplier at the foot of the page :
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
|Important for :
||Synthesis and breakdown of amino acids; producing hydrochloric acid; absorption of fats and protein; aiding formation of antibodies; helping to maintain proper balance of sodium and phosphorus in the body; reducing water retention; synthesising nucleic acids RNA and DNA (contain genetic instructions for all cell reproduction); nervous system; activating enzymes; healthy skin.
||All foods contain some vitamin B6, the richest sources are; brewer's yeast; carrots; chicken; eggs; fish; meat; peas; spinach; and wheat germ.
Additional sources include; avocado; bananas; beans; broccoli; brown rice; cabbage; corn; potatoes; rice bran; soy beans; and whole grains.
Herbs; including alfalfa; catnip; and oat straw
|Possible deficiency symptoms :
||Anaemia; insomnia; nervousness; loss of muscular control; dermatitis; hair loss; depression; tingling sensations.
|Hinders maximum absorption :
||Stress, alcohol, tea, coffee and heat prevent absorption by the body.
|Additional Information :
||Involved in more body functions than virtually any other nutrient.
If you are taking anti-depressants and/or oral contraceptives this may increase the bodies need for B6.