Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that the body does not store them. Cooking, storage and processing losses of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 must be obtained from the diet because humans cannot synthesize it. Vitamin B6  is essential for the metabolism of protein by the body, and the proper functioning of the nervous system and the immune system. It is also involved in the synthesis of hormones and red blood cells.

Advantages of B6:

Symptoms of deficiency:

Recommended Daily Intake: RDA



Source: UMM

Dietary Source:

Vitamin B6 May Sharply Reduce the Incidence of Colon Cancer

A large Scottish study has shown that increased intake of dietary and supplemental vitamin B6 is associated with a significant decrease in colon cancers. The investigators found that the higher the level of vitamin B6 intake the lower the risk of colon cancer. Subjects with the highest level of vitamin B6 were about 20% less likely to develop colon cancer than those individuals who had the lowest levels of vitamin B6.

Theodoratou E, et al. Dietary vitamin B6 intake and the risk of colorectal cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Jan; 17(1):171-82


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