Pharmacognosy - medicinal plants (herbs)
Pharmacognosy - medicinal plants (herbs)

Theme XIII: Vitamins

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6. Description, chemical formula, role and characteristics.

Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxine

It takes part in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, but its main function is the assimilation of amino acids. It also acts in the formation of red blood cells or erythrocytes.


The deficiency of vitamin B6 is related to skin disorders, cracks at the corners of the lips, thicken tongue, convulsions, dizziness, nausea, anemia and kidney stones.
 
The main sources of vitamin B6 are grains, bread, liver, avocados, spinach, green beans (green beans) and banana. The necessary amount of pyridoxine is proportional to the amount of protein consumed.

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