Vitamin B6

Pyridoxal; Pyridoxine; Pyridoxamine

Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water so the body cannot store them. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. Although the body maintains a small pool of water soluble vitamins, they have to be taken regularly.

Lack of Vitamin B6 in the body is uncommon. It can occur in people with kidney failure, liver disease, or drinking problem.

Vitamin B6 benefit

Pyridoxine, or vitamin B6, boosts the manufacture of antibodies to support the immune system. Large doses of B6 can cause numbness and neurological problems.

Vitamin B6 source

Like most vitamins, vitamin B6 may be obtained in the recommended amount with a well-balanced diet, including some enriched or fortified foods.

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