Vitamin B6 – Pyridoxine

Vitamin B6 is also called pyridoxine and erythrocyte AST/EGOT. There are three natural forms: pyridoxine (pyridoxal), pyridoxamine, and pyridoxal. B6 is necessary for protein metabolism; conversion of linoleic acid to arachidonic acid; glycogen breakdown; the synthesis of brain neurotransmitters, niacin, antibodies, RBCs, DNA, and elastin; and glycogen synthesis. Decreased levels lead to poor wound healing, depression, skin problems, anemia, fatigue, convulsive seizures, stunted growth, and erratic blood glucose levels.

B6 is found in soybeans, oysters, meat, chicken, tuna, lima beans, avocado, walnuts, peanuts, and salmon.

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