Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is an essential nutrient that your body needs in order to produce energy and keep your nervous system healthy.

History

Vitamin B6 was discovered in 1934 by Hungarian physician Paul György, and the active compound was first isolated by Samuel Lepovsky of the University of California, Berkeley, in 1938.

Benefits

Vitamin B6 is an essential nutrient. It helps your body metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins, assist with red blood cell formation and the production of some neurotransmitters. It helps the body convert glucose into energy, and supports brain function by providing some of the nutrients needed for neurotransmitter production. 

Vitamin B6 also helps to maintain the health of your immune system by keeping white blood cells in good shape.

Safety

Vitamin B6 is considered to be very safe when taken as recommended by a physician or registered dietitian.

Conclusion

Vitamin B6 is an important vitamin that is needed for normal bodily functions. If you have low levels of Vitamin B6 deficiency symptoms may include nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; irritability or depression; muscle twitching; numbness or tingling sensations on one side of your face, hands or feet; irregular heart beat; pale skin tone due to lack of red blood cells (erythrocytes).