Ingredients Glossary

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6

Alternative Names

Pyridoxine
Peyridoxal
Pyridoxamine

What It Is

Vitamin B6 is one of eight water-soluble B vitamins.

Role in the human body

Vitamin B6 serves as a coenzyme of approximately 100 enzymes that are involved in essential chemical reactions in the body that contribute to normal functioning of the immune system, nervous system and psychological function, red blood cell formation and energy production.

Where It Is Found

Excellent sources of vitamin B6 are brewer’s yeast, chicken and the liver of beef, pork and veal. Good sources include fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, halibut, herring), nuts (walnuts, peanuts), bread, courgettes, bananas, corn and whole grain cereals.