Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxine

seeds - vitamin B6

UK – 1200ug (Female), 1400ug (Males)

USA – 1300ug (Female), 1300ug (Males)

Needed For: Redistributing the amino acids round the body to create the thousands of different proteins we need. For example haemoglobin which carries oxygen in the blood. It works with the other "B" vitamins to help break-down and release energy from the food we eat.

Found In: Wholegrains, Yeast Extract, nuts, meat and vegetables.

Potential Problems: Having too much B6 can lead to a loss of feeling in your legs and arms, which is called peripheral neuropathy. This can be reversible, so once you stop taking the supplements the feeling subsides.

Always consult your medical/health professional before starting to take supplements.

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