vitamin B6

Last reviewed 09/2022

Pyridoxine is a water soluble vitamin that exists as pyridoxine, pyridoxal and pyridoxamine.

Pyridoxal phosphate is an essential coenzyme for:

  • transaminases in amino acid degradation
  • glycogen phosphorylase
  • porphyrin synthesis
  • tryptophan synthesis

Sources include salmon, muscle, brain, yeast, tomatoes, yellow corn, spinach, whole-grain products, and yoghurt.

It is formed by bacteria of the GI tract and stored in liver, muscle and brain.