Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is one of the vitamins included in the vitamin B complex family.
All B vitamins, including vitamin B6, play an important role in a range of physical and psychological functions. They are most known for helping to maintain a healthy metabolism, nerve function, liver function, skin health, eye health, as well as help to boost levels of energy.
What is vitamin B6 good for?
Vitamin B6 helps the body to maintain a healthy nervous system, to make hemoglobin that carries oxygen in red blood cells throughout the body, to provide energy from the food that we eat, to balance blood sugar levels, to act as a natural pain treatment, to boost mood, and also to create antibodies that our immune system uses to protect us.
Recommended Vitamin B6 amount daily...
- Men and women 19–50 years: 1.3 milligrams
- Men 51 years and older: 1.7 milligrams