Vitamin B6 is an another name for Pyridoxine, a vitamin that is naturally present in all types of food. Vitamin B6 is an essential part in metabolism as well as in brain development during pregnancy and infancy. It is often used together with Vitamin B complex and other B vitamins. Pyridoxal 5′-phosphate, or PLP, is the most metabolically active form of Vitamin B6. It is needed in many areas of macronutrient metabolism, neurotransmitter synthesis, gene expression, hemoglobin synthesis, and histamine synthesis. B6 is found in almost any food but foods that contain a high amount of B6 include turkey breast, chicken breast, beef, pistachios, avocado, tuna, pinto beans, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds.
Benefits of B6: Vitamin B6 is often used for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's as well as autism, ADHD, and Down syndrome. It also boosts the immune system and prevents eye and bladder infections. Vitamin B6 also prevents anemia, reduces blood levels of homocysteine, a chemical associated with heart disease, and keeps the clogged arteries open after angioplasty.
Found In: Turkey breast, Grass fed beef and tuna.