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Also known as: Vitamin B6

A pyridoxine deficiency is expressed by skin, nerve and blood anomalies. Pyridoxine helps prevent or treat some diseases affecting the corresponding organs.

A little background information

Pyridoxine or vitamin B6 was not discovered and isolated until the mid twentieth century and scientists continue to map its roles in the body, which would appear to be manifold.

Its role in the body

Vitamin B6 acts as a coenzyme of many enzyme systems, thus playing multiple roles in different metabolisms, especially that of amino acids.

Natural sources

Like all group B vitamins, pyridoxine is a watersoluble substance present in various foods, including yeast, wheat germ and meat. Dairy products and cereals contain only very low quantities.