Vitamin B6

Our vitamin B6 or pyridoxal-5-phosphate is the active form of the B6 vitamin. It is involved in many physiological reactions and is often combined with other B group vitamins and/or magnesium to improve its absorption and effectiveness.

Scientific evidence

A vitamin B6 intake is often recommended for adolescents, pregnant women and the elderly.

Good for

Mental and physical energy and combating fatigue

Found in

Fatty fish, organ meats, meat, poultry, eggs, canned chickpeas, bananas, prunes, etc. in low doses.

Benefits

Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin. It acts as a cofactor in numerous metabolic reactions. This vitamin contributes:

  • to the energy supply
  • to the proper functioning of the nervous system
  • to the formation of red blood cells
  • to the proper functioning of the immune system
  • to the reduction of fatigue

Science in numbers

Alternative name

Pyridoxine

Number of studies

831

Discovered in

1935