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     Vitamin B6 is a B vitamin which is necessary for metabolism of amino-acids. It was isolated in 1938 in pure form by different groups of workers and named 'Pyridoxine'.
     It is absorbed along with fats in intestines and is stored in liver, muscles, and body fat.

 

Function

  • Pyridoxine is essential for maintaining the nerves in normal condition. 
  • Pyridoxal phosphate acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of amino acids.
 

Effects of Deficiency

  • Seborrhoea
  • Nausea, vomiting, weakness and dizziness 
  • Infants develop convulsive seizures and nervous irritability.
 

Sources

 

Foodstuffs

Vitamin B6 (mg/ 100 g)

Rich sources  Dried yeast

0.7 - 4.0

  Rice polishing

0.6 - 0.8

  Wheat cellulose

1.1 - 1.3

  Wheat germ

0.8 - 1.4

  Liver (sheep, beef or pig)

0.5 - 0.7

Good sources Whole cereals

0.3 - 0.5

  Legumes

0.2 - 0.5

  Nuts and oilseeds

0.3 - 0.6

  Milk powder, whole

0.4 - 0.7

  Milk skimmed

0.5 - 1.0

  Egg, whole

0.2 - 0.3

  Meat

0.06 - 0.12

  Milk, fresh

0.2 - 0.3

  Leafy vegetables

0.04 - 0.10

Fair sources Milled cereals

0.02 - 0.06

  Fruits

0.02 - 0.07

  vegetables

0.02 - 0.07

 

 

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