It is also called Pyridoxine. It is water soluble vitamin.
It is involved in the process of formation of serotonin and norepinephrine, these act as neurotransmitters that transmit signals to brain. It is also involved in formation of myelin which is a protein layer around nerve cells.
Sources Of Vitamin B6
Deficiency Of Vitamin B6
DEFICIENCY OF VITAMIN B6 MAY CAUSE MANY HEALTH COMPLICATIONS WHICH ARE GIVEN BELOW:
Health Benefits Of Vitamin B6
THERE ARE MANY BENEFITS IN MAINTAINING HEALTH WHICH ARE LISTED BELOW:
It is required in the formation of haem in body which is the key section of hemoglobin. The primary place for the production of hemoglobin in body is bone marrow cells and liver. The deficiency of vitamin B6 leads to a type of anemia called Sideroblastic anemia.
It is involved in the process of metabolism in body. For the breakdown of carbohydrates, an enzyme that pulls carbohydrates out of storage cell in the form of glycogen that requires Vitamin B6 for its activity.
Vitamin B6 is one of important vitamin that is required for the production of neurotransmitters namely GABA, dopamine and serotonin. Deficiency of this vitamin may result in depression.
It helps to support the healthy liver function. Presence of this vitamin helps to remove toxins. Deficiency of Vitamin B6 may lead to liver dysfunction.
It helps to maintain normal nerve function and maintain the blood sugar level.
As such there are no side effects of vitamin B6 but it depends upon the dose taken it may cause some complications, which are given below:
HIGH DOSE OF VITAMIN B6 CAN CAUSE:
DEFICIENCY MAY CAUSE:
Dose Of Vitamin B6
DOSE VARY ACCORDING TO AGE AND SEX WHICH IS EXPLAINED BELOW:
ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS