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Health Benefits and Sources of Vitamins B6 | Pryidoxine

Daily Amount Needed
  • 1.3 to 1.7 mg for adults.
  • 2 mg for women who are pregnant or lactating.
  • Children need between .6 to 1.3 mg.
Benefits
  • B6 plays a role in the creation of antibodies in the immune system. 
  • It helps maintain normal nerve function and acts in the formation of red blood cells. 
  • It is also required for the chemical reactions of proteins. 
  • The higher the protein intake, the more need there is for vitamin B6. Too little B6 in the diet can cause dizziness, nausea, confusion, irritability and convulsions.
Fruit Sources
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Grapes
  • Guava
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranate
  • Watermelon
Vegetable Sources
  • Amaranth Leaves
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Corn
  • French Beans
  • Green Pepper
  • Lima Beans
  • Okra
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potato
Nut Sources
  • Chestnuts
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Rice Brown
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Wheat - Durum
  • Wheat - Hard Red
  • Wheat - Hard White

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