Vitamin & Mineral guide

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Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is also known as pyridoxine.

What is vitamin B6 needed for?

Contributes to normal red blood cell formation

Contributes to normal function of the immune system.

Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system.

Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Good sources of vitamin B6 include:

  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables
  • Peanuts
  • Potatoes
  • Fortified breakfast cereals


The amount of vitamin B6 adults (19-64 years) need is about:

1.4 mg a day for men

1.2 mg a day for women

You should be able to get all the vitamin B6 you need in your daily diet.

The Department of Health advice is to not take more than 10mg of vitamin B6 a day, unless advised by a doctor.

Source:  (Next review due 03/08/2023)

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Vitamin B6 rich foods include

  • Poultry

  • Potatoes

  • Fish