Vitamin B6 is a water soluble vitamin known as Riboflavin. This nutrient plays an important role in energy production.
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Because Pyridoxine is a B-group Vitamin it is associated with maintaining energy levels and it works together with the other B Vitamins. It is a co-factor for the action of over 60 enzymes involved in making genetic material, amino acids and proteins.
Vitamin B6 cannot be stored in the body so a regular dietary intake is essential. It can be found readily in whole grains, nuts and green leafy vegetables.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) supports:
- Reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Normal cysteine synthesis
- Energy-yielding metabolism
- Functioning of the nervous system
- Homocysteine metabolism
- Protein and glycogen metabolism
- Psychological function
- Red blood cell formation
- Function of the immune system
- Regulation of hormonal activity
If you want to find plant based foods that contain B6 try our organic sunflower seeds.
Want to know about more nutrients your body needs daily? Take a look at our focus pages on Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Magnesium, Folate, Iron, Copper, Selenium, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium.