The health benefits of vitamin B6

The Health Benefits Of Vitamin B6

How is vitamin B6 good for you? Read more about the role of vitamin B6 in our body and the daily recommended intake.

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Vitamin B6 is a vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. It plays a role in more than 100 enzyme reactions and contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism while helping metabolise glucose and protein as well. This essential nutrient also contributes to normal red blood cell formation and helps normal psychological function.

Food sources of vitamin B6

The recommended daily intake of vitamin B6 is 1.4 mg a day, which can easily be obtained through your diet. Indeed, vitamin B6 is naturally present in many foods, including poultry, fish and meat. Starchy vegetables, such as potatoes and fruit (not citrus), are also good sources of vitamin B6.

Vitamin B6 supplements

Some people may wish to support their intakes of vitamin B6 by taking food supplements. Vitamin B6 supplements are usually in pyridoxine and contain sufficient amounts of the vitamin to support the recommended daily intake of 1.4 mg 1. A supplement such as Seven Seas Perfect 7 Woman Plus is a blend of essential multivitamins and minerals that provides 2 mg of vitamin B6. This unique formula provides nutrients to support you from the inside, including biotin for normal hair plus zinc for normal skin and nails.

Food supplements must not replace a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

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