Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

What is it?

Vitamin B6 is water-soluble, meaning that it is soluble in water. It is very often associated with magnesium for its synergistic effect allowing a better absorption of the latter.

What are the health benefits?

  • Contributes to the metabolism of amino acids, proteins and glycogen
  • Contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity
  • Contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells and the metabolism of homocysteine
  • Reduces fatigue

In which foods?

– Sunflower seed (1,24 mg/100g)

– Beef liver (1,06 mg/100g)

– Sesame seed (0,79 mg/100g)

– Turkey (0,59 mg/100g)

– Cod (0,58 mg/100g)

Things to know!

The active form of vitamin B6 is pyridoxal phosphate. Animal sources are much better assimilated than vegetable sources. Thus, a deficiency is more frequent in vegetarians and vegans.

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