All About Vitamins | Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Part six in this series, we look at Vitamin B6, which is also called Pyridoxine. 

Function

Important for the creation of red blood cells and neurotransmitters, vitamin B6 can only be obtained through your diet. Studies have shown that B6 is useful for improving your mood, it promotes brain activity ad reduces your risk of getting Alzheimer's, reduces the chances of heart disease, and may even prevent certain cancers.

Sources

Like with most vitamins, it is found in most common animal products available to buy from any supermarket. It is also found in pistachio's, chickpeas, bananas, dark chocolate, and fortified breakfast cereals.

Deficiency

What does it mean to be deficient in vitamin B6? The most common issue when deficient in vitamin B6 is that your skin can break out in blemishes, spots and rashes. More serious issues include sleeping for very long periods of time and confusion.

The best way to see if you are converting the vitamins out of your diet properly is with a DNA test. Explore the NGX website and pick up a DNA test to understand how your body operates at a genetic level.