Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine) is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential in protein
metabolism. It facilitates the release of glycogen from the liver and
muscle and is involved in the metabolism of fat and nucleic acids.
Vitamin B6 also helps to maintain the proper balance of sodium and
potassium, which regulate body fluids and promotes the healthy
functioning of the nervous and muscular system. Additionally, vitamin
B6 deficiency can impair an immune response by limiting nucleic acid
synthesis and the production of antibodies.
Vitamin B6 is used for the proper assimilation of protein and fat. Aids
in the conversion of tryptophan and essential amino acid, to niacin and
helps prevent various nervous and skin disorders. Promotes the proper
synthesis of antiaging nucleic acids. Helps reduce dry mouth and
urination problems caused by anti-depressants. Reduces night muscle
spasms, leg cramps, hand numbness, certain forms of neuritis in the
extremities and works as a natural diuretic.
Vitamin B6 should be taken in equal amounts with Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2
My personal notes about Vitamin B6.
Vitamin B6 should be taken as a complex and one of the
best natural sources for this and other B vitamins is Brewers Yeast.
The recommended daily allowance for vitamin B6 is 1.3 mg
- 1.7 mg for men, 1.3 mg - 1.5 mg for women (pregnant 1.9 mg and
Lactating 2.0 mg)