The importance of vitamin B6

by Shopify API on Jan 27, 2023

Our current pace of life, which on many occasions leads us to suffer from stress or anxiety, means that we have to worry about having a good state of health and there food, and in particular vitamins, play a very important role. Vitamins play a fundamental role in our body. If we compare them with the rest of the nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and lipids) we need them in very small quantities, and that can make us think that their role is not important. Nothing could be further from the truth, vitamins are totally essential so that our body can take advantage of the nutrients contained in food. Our body is not capable of synthesizing them, so it is necessary to obtain them through our diet, in addition to in some cases supplementing it with a supplement.

Function of vitamins in the body

 Vitamins, in general, intervene in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, but each vitamin also has its specific functions. In the case of vitamin B6 , also called pyroxidine, its main function is related to the synthesis of brain substances that regulate mood, such as serotonin . This makes it very useful in cases of depression, stress and sleep disturbances. Other functions are to intervene in the formation of red blood cells and antibodies, in addition to strengthening the immune and digestive systems. If we do not ingest enough vitamin B6 and have a deficiency of this vitamin, it could cause nervousness, depression, weakness and skin disorders. Even in cases of following diets rich in fat and low in pyroxidine, a relationship has been observed with the appearance and development of arteriosclerosis.

Vitamin B6 in food

Food is our source of nutrients, including vitamins, hence the importance of following a healthy and balanced diet. Pyridoxine is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning it dissolves easily in water, and is present in many foods of both plant and animal origin. Some of the foods with the highest concentration of vitamin B6 are: - Cereals: oats, corn and brewer's yeast. Always better whole grains since the highest concentration of this vitamin is found in the peel. - Vegetables and vegetables: such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, spinach, potatoes and sweet potatoes. - Legumes: lentils and beans. - Fruits: It is present in any fruit as long as it is not citrus. - Nuts: pistachios, walnuts and hazelnuts stand out. Let's not forget spices, a seasoning in our cuisine, which helps absorb the nutrients present in food. Oregano, pepper, paprika, nutmeg and cinnamon are some of the spices that we can use in our dishes to make better use of vitamin B6 in food. In short, vitamins are nutrients to take into account in our diet. In the case of vitamin B6, its role in the central nervous system and therefore regulating mood, makes it essential, especially taking into account our current pace of life in which stress , which in one way or another most of us suffer, it ends up causing us tiredness, fatigue and sleep disturbances.