Benefits of Vitamin B6 – Pyridoxine, the Protein Burner!!

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Vitamin B6 is necessary for the absorption of B12. It is also necessary for the production of magnesium and HCL (hydrochloric acid), that is required for digesting the food in the body.

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Vitamin B6 is necessary for the absorption of B12. It is also necessary for the production of magnesium and HCL (hydrochloric acid), that is required for digesting the food in the body.


Main Function of Vitamin B6
The main function of B6 is building amino acids and fatty acids in the body. These amino acids are produced by burning the protein in the body which we consume from the various sources.


RDA of Vitamin B6
Recommended daily allowance of vitamin B6 is 1.7 mg in males and 1.5 mg in females.


Deficiency of Vitamin B6
Deficiency of this vitamin is very rare. However, its deficiency can cause stress, depression, confusion, brain wave abnormalities and tiredness.


Toxicity of Vitamin B6
No toxicity is reported below 100 mg per day.


Degradation of Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is destroyed by heat and lost in the cooking water.


Food Sources of Vitamin B6
The main food sources of B6 are bananas, potato, spinach, avocado, milk, eggs.

Spinach, cooked (1 cup – 180gm) – 0.4 mg
Broccoli, cooked (1 cup – 78gm) – 0.15 mg
Carrots, cooked (1 cup – 78gm) – 0.1 mg
Potato, cooked (1 cup – 78gm) – 0.2 mg
Sunflower seeds, dried (1/4 cup – 36 gm) – 0.26 mg
Avocado (1 fruit – 252 gm) – 0.2 mg
Ground beef, cooked (57 gm) – 0.4 mg
Chicken breast, roasted (1 breast) – 0.5 mg


Note: Vitamin B6 is depleted by consuming alcohol. Ensure that you don't drink excessively.
 

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