Vitamin B6 is also called pyridoxine and is part of the water-soluble vitamin family.
The body needs this vitamin as a coenzyme in many reactions, most importantly in the synthesis of amino acids.
The result of a deficiency therefor is a dysfunction of the amino acid synthesis, other symptoms are dysfunction of growth, the immune system, skeletal muscle atrophy and thymus atrophy.
Many foods contain vitamin B6 for example wholegrains, beans, spinach, avocados, walnuts, potatoes, meat and fish.
The recommended amount of vitamin B6 for men are 1,8 mg/d and for women 1,6 mg/d .