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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


How much vitamin b6 do you need?


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)

Products containing B6
Kindervital for Children Fruity View product
Kindervital for Children View product
Floradix Epresat View product

Vitamin B6 rich foods include


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