Vitamin B6, which is also known as pyridoxine or pyridoxal, helps the body with blood health and the use/storage of protein and carbohydrates taken in through food. Poor vitamin B6 levels can lead to weakened immuniuy, comfusion, low moods, weak skin and has also been associated with microcytic anemia (red blood cells that are smaller than normal, and do not function properly).
Vitamin B6 is found in a number of foods including fish, beef, liver, potatoes, and various fruits (not citrus). It is also often added to processed foods. The body cannot make this essential vitamin naturally, so it is important to ensure you eat foods that contain it, and/or take a health supplement to keep it at optimum levels in the body.
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