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Vitamin B6 - Everything you need to know

In the following, we will tell you everything you need to know about vitamin B6. Among other things, we clarify what benefits vitamin B6 can have for you or how much of the vitamin you should generally take. Did you know that vitamin B6 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue? It also plays an important role in the normal function of the immune system.

What is vitamin B6?

Like vitamin C, vitamin B6 belongs to the group of water-soluble vitamins and is sensitive to light and heat. Vitamin B6 is also known as pyridoxine. However, this consists of a group of three compounds (pyridoxine, pyridoxal and pyridoxamine). Vitamin B6 must be taken in regularly through food, as the body cannot produce it itself.

What foods contain vitamin B6?

Everyone can absorb vitamin B6 through their diet. Meat, such as beef fillet, chicken, turkey breast, or fish, as well as milk and milk products, avocado, potatoes and nuts, are considered rich in vitamin B6. It is important to prepare these foods as gently as possible because, as mentioned above, they are very heat-sensitive and water-soluble.

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What are the benefits of taking vitamin B6?

Vitamin B6 is very important for the human body, as it is a building block for many enzymes. It is involved in many metabolic processes, including the coenzymes pyridoxal phosphate (PLP) and pyridoxamine phosphate (PMP), which are formed from vitamin B6.
Vitamin B6 is very important for amino acid metabolism since endogenous substances are formed from amino acids. Pyridoxal phosphate is involved in the production of messenger substances for the nervous system, such as serotonin, dopamine or histamine. However, it also plays an important role in the production of haemoglobin, which is important for blood formation.
Pyridoxal phosphate (PLP) and vitamin B6 are also involved in fat metabolism and the immune system.
Finally, the intake of vitamin B6 is said to alleviate complaints such as morning sickness and premenstrual syndrome (PMS), among others.


"Taking vitamin B6 is particularly important because vitamin B6 is involved in various metabolic processes (such as in amino acid metabolism or fat metabolism). Also, vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity and is important for the immune system".

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Study on the importance of vitamin B6

We provide the following scientific studies for your general information. The results obtained in these studies do not necessarily apply to all individuals. Feel free to click on the corresponding links to get more detailed information.

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