Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) is more important than you think

Pyridoxine (vitamin B6), is more important than you think. It’s very difficult for  most of us to comprehend how vital each natural nutrient is to our health.

All the B vitamins are essential for converting food to energy and helping the body metabolize fats and proteins. They are necessary for healthy hair, skin, liver and eyes.


Vitamin B6 is one of the organic nutrients that works chemically with enzymes, tissue repair and cell production.

Organic nutrients are either fat soluble or water soluble. The water soluble nutrients include vitamin C and the B-complex vitamins. They are not stored in the body and need to be replenished daily.

The Standard American Diet, which has been adopted by much of the world, is largely highly processed and severely deficient in natural nutrients vital for good health.

That is why there is a modern epidemic of countless preventable (lifestyle) diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, autism, obesity and numerous other afflictions.

And that is why quality whole food organic supplements are essential for surviving the plague of modern nutrient-deficient food.

Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) is just one of many essential nutrients the body requires. It comes in three forms: pyridoxine, pyridoxalm and pyridoxamine.

Here are the most important functions that vitamin B6 serve in your body: It is essential for normal brain function. B6 plays a key role in synthesizing antibodies that fight various diseases. It helps maintain nerve function and plays a crucial role in synthesis of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin.

Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) promotes nerve cell communication, helps form red blood cells and helps break down and digest proteins.

The more proteins you eat, the more vitamin B6 you need.

Signs of vitamin B6 deficiency include: sore tongue, impaired nerves, irritability, confusion, depression, convulsions, morning sickness, arthritis, anemia, carpal tunnel syndrome and skin inflammation.

The best food sources of pyridoxine (vitamin B6) generally, are leafy, green vegetables, beans, beef, liver and bananas.

More specifically, Dr. Josh Axe says that the best food sources of B6 are (consecutively): wild caught tuna, banana, salmon, grass-fed beef, chicken breast, cooked spinach, sweet potato, hazel nuts, turkey and garlic.

It’s always amazing to learn more about how each little nutrient of so many plays its own unique role in the body and our health.

How many people have ever heard of Pyridoxine (vitamin B6), let alone what it does so unobstrusively for you?

We always hope that people reading this blog will be inspired to search and learn more about natural health and the essential nutrition that may prevent you and your family from suffering the lifestyle diseases of today.

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