Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxyne

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Vitamins are essential to proper body function. They are involved at low concentrations in many vital processes.

Vitamin B6 is part of the water-soluble vitamins, meaning that it dissolves in water. It is combined with magnesium, the action of which it enhances.

Where to find vitamin B6?

Vitamin B6 is endogenously synthesized by gut flora bacteria. However, the amount produced is not sufficient to meet the body needs and must therefore be provided by the diet.

Vitamin B6 is mainly found in: liver, meat, fish, legumes and bananas.

Vitamin B6 and sports

Vitamin B6 is involved in the metabolism of amino-acids, in the formation of haemoglobin, in cardiovascular protection and in stress management.

Vitamin B6 needs

Needs in vitamin B6 amount to 1.5 to 1.8mg per day for an adult. These needs may be increased in intensive athletes.

Vitamin B6 deficiency is rare since it is available in many foods. It results in fatigue, insomnia and depression. 

Marie Fauchille
Dietician | Nutritionist
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