Vitamin B6, or pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for many bodily processes, including transporting oxygen throughout your bloodstream and regulating homocysteine levels.
Vitamin B6 must be obtained from food or supplements because your body cannot produce it. Most people get enough vitamin B6 through their diet. Getting enough vitamin B6 through your diet or by taking a supplement is important to maintain healthy nervous and immune systems, and to prevent disease.
How To Use Vitamin B6
The recommended daily amount of vitamin B6 is 1.3–1.7 mg for adults. Most people consume this amount through a well-balanced diet of foods rich in vitamin B6 such as salmon, tuna, turkey, potatoes, chickpeas, and bananas.