Vitamin B6

vitamin B6

Alternative Names
Pyridoxine
Peyridoxal
Pyridoxamine


Vitamin B6 is one of eight water-soluble B vitamins; all of the B vitamins work together synergistically, supporting each other in their various roles in the body.

Vitamin B6 is involved with approximately 100 enzymes that are involved in essential chemical reactions in the body that contribute to normal functioning of the immune system, nervous system and psychological function, red blood cell formation and energy production.

Excellent sources of vitamin B6 are brewer’s yeast, chicken and the liver of beef, pork and veal. Good sources include fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, halibut, herring), nuts (walnuts, peanuts), bread, courgettes, bananas, corn and whole grain cereals.