08 Jan 2019
Vitamin B6, also known as Pyridoxine is a water soluble vitamin which plays a major role in the health of the central nervous system. It is essential in macronutrient metabolism, neurotransmitter synthesis, histamine synthesis, hemoglobin synthesis, gene expression etc. Deficiency causes seborrheic dermatitis, atrophic glossitis, angular cheilitis, ulceration, conjunctivitis, anaemia, peripheral neuropathy. Food rich in vitamin B6 is turkey, beef, chickpea, vegetables, nuts, banana, dark chocolates. It is used in reducing heart disease, high cholesterol etc. Overdose can lead to proprioception impairment and nerve damage.