"Vitamin B6". Among other things it supports the function of about 200 enzymes, the formation and decomposition of proteins in the body. Furthermore, it is necessary for cell division, it produces lecithin, which is important for the nerves and the cell membranes and it aids in producing haemoglobin, the red blood colour.
Adolescents and seniors whose nutrition is very one-sided often receive too little pyridoxine. The same goes for women taking the birth control pill. Treatments with vitamin B6 help pregnant women who have to vomit very often and it also helps against premenstrual syndrome. People who suffer from depression, insomnia or nightmares or who cannot remember their dreams are possibly lacking in vitamin B6. Children with a vitamin B6 undersupply often have disturbances of growth.
Such as is the case for vitamins B1 and B3, cereals and cereal products are excellent vitamin B6 sources, but also fruits and vegetables, as well as fruit juices are ideal suppliers of “Pyridoxine”. Fish such as sardines and salmon, as well as innards such as calf’s liver, are vitamin B6 carriers.
Source: Dr. Volker Schmiedel, “Fit und gesund mit Vitalstoffen“ (Fit and Healthy with Essential Nutritional Substances), by Gräfe und Unzer, Munich