Vitamin B6

  1. Other names of B6?
    • Pyridoxal------animal source
    • Pyridoxamine---animal source
    • Pyridoxine---plant source
  2. B6 Functions?
    • Part of coenzyme for metabolism of energy nutrients
    • metabolism of tryptophan (essential amino acid) to niacin
  3. B6 Deficiency?
    anemia (small cell type) microcyte anemia
  4. Vitamin B6 Sources?
    liver,green leafy vegetables, whole grains
  5. Characcteristics of B6?
    • water soluble
    • stored extensively in muscle tissue
    • taken sometimes to relieve symptoms of PMS (toxic symptoms shown in individuals after long time use)
    • metabolism of tryptophan to niacin
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muzacgrl
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Vitamin B6
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Vitamin B6
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