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All About Vitamins | Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

In part six of this series, we will be looking at Vitamin B6, which is also known as Pyridoxine. 

Function

Vitamin B6 is important for the creation of red blood cells and neurotransmitters in the body and it can only be obtained through your diet. Studies have shown that B6 is useful for improving your mood, it promotes brain activity and reduces your risk of getting Alzheimer's, 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 pistachios, chickpeas, bananas, dark chocolate, and fortified breakfast cereals.

Deficiency

What does it mean to be deficient in vitamin B6? The most common issue of vitamin B6 deficiency 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.

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