Vitamin B6 is an important part of the B complex vitamins, and is affects the blood, the central nervous system, the muscles, and the skin.
If you are on the raw food diet, you are probably getting enough vitamin b6, because vitamin b6 foods are common in the raw food diet.
Here’s a list of raw food diet sources:
- blackstrap molasses
- brewer’s yeast
- brown rice
- green leafy vegetables
- whole grains
- wheat germ (toasted) 1 cup=1 mg
As you can see, it is pretty easy to get your daily supply when you know what the vitamin b6 foods are.
For those who don’t eat many of these foods, or who consume alcohol, coffee, estrogens, oral contraceptives, penicillamine, or post-menopausal drugs, have radiation exposure, or use tobacco, you may want to limit your intake of these, as they inhibit the body’s absorption of vitamin b6. At least try to not take your vitamins or eat your vitamin b6 foods with these inhibitors.
For the daily dosage and supplementary ranges, toxicity, augmenting nutrients, anti-minerals, animal sources, plant sources, bodily parts affected, bodily functions facilitated, deficiency symptoms, and therapeutic applications associated with vitamin b6 (as well as for every other vitamin and mineral), please see our Nutrition Chart Book.
The nutrition charts in The Nutrition Chart Book not only give you this information, but it breaks down the nutritional content of many common foods, so that you can see exactly what is in what you are eating. This is a very handy resource to have.
Vitamin b6 does so many important functions ~ make sure you get your daily supply!