Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6, also referred to as pyridoxine, is responsible for the degradation and conversion of amino acids in the body. It is involved in approximately 100 enzymatic reactions, most of which take place in this way. Moreover, vitamin B6 is an important factor for the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine as well as of the tissue hormone and messenger histamine. Furthermore, vitamin B6 is especially important for the building of muscles and it strengthens the immune system by stimulating the production of antibodies.

  • Involved in blood formation
  • Helps maintain a normal blood sugar level
  • Involved in metabolizing fat
  • Produces feelings of happiness by the production of serotonin
  • Important for the building of muscles
  • Strengthens the immune system

STORAGE IN THE BODY

Since vitamin B6 is water soluble, it cannot be stored by the body for a long time. As a consequence, the body’s vitamin B6 storages are depleted already after about 2 to 6 weeks. Possible deficiency symptoms may be: loss of appetite, diarrhea and vomiting, dermatitis, depression and anxiety disorders.