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Vitamin B6

B6 (Pyridoxine)

After conversion to the co-enzyme pyridoxal phosphate (plp) it plays an important role in the structure, degradation and conversion of amino acids.
It also helps in the regulation of the hunger /saturation mechanism and the regulation of sleep rhythm.

More and more studies indicate that B6 also improves cognitive function and improves the immune system.

The RDI is set to 1.5 mg for both men and women. It is in a large amount of products but often not in high concentration.

B6 is found in:

– meat
– Eggs
– whole-wheat products
– potatoes
– various vegetables
– fruits (banana, watermelon)
– dairy products

 

Fun Fact : A banana delivers half the ADH for B6

Vulnerability:

B6 is not well resistant to heating. This causes a large part of the vitamin to be lost.

Biological availability:

This is generally a lot better from animal products than from plant sources.

B6 deficiency:

Can lead to confusion, depression and anemia.

Surplus:

B6 surpluses are possible by using supplements. This can lead to tingling in the arms and legs, depression, muscle weakness and fatigue.

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