Vitamin B6

aka "pyridoxine"

What is it?

Vitamin B6 is a water soluble vitamin. It can be found naturally in various different types of foods and is even found in the form of a vitamin supplement.
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Function in our bodies?

The vitamin serves multiple purposes:

*maintains normal nerve function

*produces antibodies needed to combat against diseases

*makes hemoglobin, bringing oxygen to the red blood cells

*helps break down protein

*maintains glucose at a regulated amount

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Deficiencies?

*Deficiency in B6 can cause:

-a form of anemia (due to lack of oxygen to red blood cells)

-confusion

-depression

-irritability

-mouth/tongue sores

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Did you know?

Deficiency in B6 is not common in the United States.
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