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Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is important for

  • metabolization of protein
  • production of vitamin B3 from tryptophan
  • healthy blood

There are no obvious symptoms of vitamin B6 deficiency.

High level of vitamin B6 (over 50mg per day) can cause nerve damage.



Good Sources of Vitamin B6

Food / 100g Amount (mg)
Dry lentils 0.9
Grilled salmon 0.8
Light meat turkey 0.8
Squid 0.7
Shelled walnuts 0.7
Lean beef steak 0.7
Baked potato 0.5

m = 0.001


Recommended Intakes for Adults:

UK Reference Nutrient Intakes (RNI) - 1.2mg (female), 1.4mg (male)

USA Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) - 1.5mg