Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine is a group of substances that work in combination with each other. The benefits of this vitamin are many: it aids to absorb the fats and proteins; it helps to prevent nervous disorders, and skin disorders; and can’t help prevent degenerative diseases. Therapeutically, vitamin B6 can provide relief from pain in the joints, as well as premenstrual symptoms and aches that accompany pregnancy.
Vitamin B6 Deficiency
A diet lacking in vitamin B6 can cause dermatitis, skin disorders, nervousness, insomnia, depression, migraines, conjunctivitis, anemia, and heart disease. This vitamin is being studied rigorously, more than all other vitamins as researchers believe that there is much promise in treating various illnesses such as asthma, arthritis, kidney stones, blood clots, nervous disorders, and hyperactivity in children.
Foods Containing Vitamin B6
Foods that contain vitamin B6 or pyridoxine include: wheat, wheat germ, cereals, yeast, plan, soybeans, walnuts, liver, meat, vegetables, bananas, milk, and eggs.
The recommended daily allowance of pyridoxine for adults is 2 mg.
The recommended daily allowance of pyridoxine for children is 0.2 mg