What is vitamin B6?
Vitamin B6 is also known as pyridoxine, and is a hydrosoluble (soluble in water) vitamin that belongs to the B group of vitamins. It is not stored in the body and needs to be intaken daily.
Functions in the human body
- Participate in the formation of antibodies
- Allows normal function of the nervous system
- Participate in the production of hemoglobin
- Participates in metabolizing the proteins
- Helps maintain blood sugar levels to normal
Symptoms of deficiency
Confusion, depression, irritability, wounds of the lips and tongue, peripheral neuropathy.
Symptoms of an overdose
|Infants||0-6 months, 0,1mg/day||7-12 months, 0,3mg/day|
|Children||1-3 years, 0,5mg/day||4-8 years, 0,6mg/day||9-13 years, 1mg/day|
|Adolescents and adults||
Male 13-50 years, 1,3mg/day|
Male > 50 years 1,7mg/day
Girls 14-18 years, 1,2mg/day
Female 19-50 years, 1,3mg/day|
Female >50 years, 1,5mg/day
|Pregnant, 1,9mg/day Breastfeeding 2mg/day|
Difficulties in coordinating the movements, change in the sensitivity of the senses.
In what quantities do we need vitamin B6
Which food is the best source of vitamin B6 (the values for the amount of vitamin B6 are given for 100gr of the listed product)
|Chicken breasts||0,1 mg|
|Sweet potato||0,3 mg|
|Sunflower seeds||1,3 mg|