According to health experts, the recommended daily dose of B6 is 1.7 milligrams for men over 50 and the man consumed much more along with breakfast cereals that are fortified with B6 resulting in him taking 70 times more than what he should have.
Why is vitamin B6 important?
Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine is a water-soluble vitamin that is found naturally in food. The enzymes present in B6 help in performing various bodily functions like a breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats and supporting the strength of the immune system. It is also very important for brain development and regulation.
Vitamin B6 plays a major role in preventing a lot of diseases and conditions, including pregnancy-induced nausea and dizziness, cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and cognitive functions.
A good amount of vitamin B6 is found naturally in a variety of meats, fruits, and vegetables, which include:
- Tuna fish
- Salmon and other fatty fish
- Fortified cereals
- Spinach and Kale
- Bananas and oranges
What is vitamin B6 toxicity?
Usually, a mild deficiency of vitamin B6 does not cause any issue, however, many times the following can be exhibited:
- Skin issues including rashes and breakouts
- Depression and anxiety
- Compromised immunity
- Kidney issues
- Autoimmune diseases like Colitis
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.