Vitamin B6 is also called pyridoxine and is one of the 8 water-soluble B vitamins. Vitamin B6 supports and promotes energy metabolism in the body. B6 helps maintain a healthy nervous system and brain function. Along with folic acid and B12, B6 promotes heart health by supporting healthy levels of homocysteine.
B6 once converted to its active coenzyme form Pyridoxal 5 Phosphate is needed to break down and use fats, proteins and carbohydrates. It is also needed to help with digestion and the nervous system, maintaining healthy skin and hair and making red blood cells and antibodies.