VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE)
Molecular Formula: C8H11NO3
Helps to convert tryptophan to niacin and serotonin (important for appetite, mood, and sleep).
Helps make red blood cells.
Effects immune system function.
Influences cognitive abilities.
Aids in lowering homocysteine levels, can reduce heart disease risk.
Directly involved in the synthesis of enzymes.
Involved in creating hemoglobin, protein, histamine and glutamic acid.
Vitamin B6 reduces lipid levels and cholesterol.
Needed for the healthy functioning of the central nervous system.
Recommended daily amounts: 19+ year olds
Female: 1.3 mcg
Male: 1.3 mcg
Recommended daily amounts: Over 50 years old
Female: 1.5 mcg
Male: 1.7 mcg
Or-ways products that contain Vitamin B6
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Other good sources of Vitamin B6
unrefined grain cereals, green leafy vegetables, buckwheat, rice, bananas, avocados, cabbage, carrots, beans, corn, mustard greens, potatoes.