Vitamin B6

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Vitamin B6 / Pyridoxine


Beginning research of Vitamin B6 began in the 1930’s, this water soluble vitamin is one of the best and most researched B vitamins of all the vitamins in this group. Having one of the largest varieties of chemical forms that all begin with “pyr,” they include variants such as pyridoxal, pyridoxine phosphate and pyridoxamine. Originally called the anti-dermatitis factor, vitamin B6 was named thus for its abilities to keep inflammation low or completely eliminate it altogether. Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is involved with over one hundred enzyme reactions. Pyridoxine supports nervous system activity, plays an important role in processing carbohydrates, and prevents unwanted inflammation and a variety of other functions throughout the body.

Health Benefits

Vitamin B6 can supply a variety of health benefits to the body including but not limited to the prevention and treatment of various conditions such as hypertension and other cardiovascular conditions, nervous system ailments such as depression and autism, acne, adrenal functions, kidney stones, asthma, eczema, P.M.S. and HIV/AIDS. Vitamin B6 also contributes to the creation of serotonin, various cells in our immune system and hemoglobin. It also assists in the regulation of progesterone and estrogen hormones.

Beauty Benefits

Vitamin B6 works with our bodies in numerous ways including in a variety of ways that help to enhance and ensure our beauty! Vitamin B6 is essential to the health of bones, hair, teeth and skin as it is filled with collagen, antioxidants and beneficial oils. Collagen ensures your skin will glow and be plump and wrinkle-free. Antioxidants prevent premature aging by protecting against free radicals, sun damage and sun spots. Beneficial oils provide the perfect amount of moisture to the skin and proteins help to protect the hair shaft and increase growth of the hair as well as strengthen the nails.

Food Sources

  • Bananas
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Spinach
  • Cauliflower
  • Asparagus
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Garlic
  • Tuna
  • Walnuts
  • Meats, Fish & Poultry
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocadoes
  • Soy Beans
  • Salmon

Daily Recommended Doses

  • Infants: 0-6 Months 0.3 Mg/ 7-12 Months 0.6 Mg
  • Children: 1-3 Years Mg/ 4-8 Years Mg
  • Males: 9-13 Years 1 Mg/ 14-18 Years 1.5 Mg/ 19-70 Years 2-2.5 Mg
  • Females: 9-13 Years 1 Mg/ 14-18 Years 1.5 Mg/ 19-70 Years 2-2.5 Mg
  • Pregnant Females: Less than 19 Years 0.6 Mg/ 19-50 Years 0.6 Mg
  • Breast Feeding Females: Less than 19 Years 0.6 Mg/ 19-50 Years 0.6 Mg


Symptoms of deficiency include mental disorders, P.M.S., depression, dizziness, water retention, insomnia, anemia, migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, cracked lips, convulsions and numbness.

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