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Vitamin B6

Alternate Names

Pyridoxine, Pydridoxine-5-Phosphate, Hydrochloride, Pyridoxal Phosphate, Pyridoxal 5 Phosphate, Pyridoxamine, Pyridoxine HCl

Description

Also called Pyridoxine, it is one of eight B Vitamins. All B vitamins help convert food into fuel to produce energy. An essential vitamin required for the metabolism of amino acids and fats as well as for the promotion of red blood cell production. RDI is 1.3 mg/day for adult males and females. Please check USDA Dietary Guidance for intakes for children, pregnant women or for persons with chronic disease.

Vitamin B6 - Quick Stats
Names

Pyridoxine, Pydridoxine-5-Phosphate, Hydrochloride, Pyridoxal Phosphate, Pyridoxal 5 Phosphate, Pyridoxamine, Pyridoxine HCl

Allergy Information

Vitamin C

Vitamin A

Zinc

Tocopherol

Uses

Nutrient

Additional Information

Deficiency of Vitamin B6 can result in dermatitis of the face and trunk, tongue lesions or ulcers, confusion, neuropathy.



Found In

meat, whole grains, spinach, carrots , nuts, bananas, cheese, lentils wheat germ, beef liver, milk

Possible Health Effects

High quantities can lead to the temporary deadening of many nerves in the body

Allergy Information

Unknown

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